The Poison Oak Patch 66 x 108

66" x 108"

Ron grew up in the foothills of California where encountering Poison Oak was a daily occurence. There was nothing bad about ithe plant once you learned to avoid it. In Arizona, Ron paints about this experience as the patches seem sacred where items go in but never come out.  Relating this back to his own experiences and changes he was going through, Ron paints of happiness and sorrow in this work. On a separate twist he brings the element of enticement to the patch by attaching fishing lures to the stems. There is something about the patch or life that loures us into situations that we find it most difficult to change or get out of.  Objects symbolizing his situations can be found throughout the painting.

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