Beneath the Palms, The Sparkling Croissant

Tom Everhart
Beneath the Palms, The Sparkling Croissant, 2023.
Limited edition print on archival paper.
Hand-signed and numbered at the margins.

In 1929, Henri Matisse decided to take a two-month trip to Tahiti to look for new ideas at a moment in his life when the artist was feeling old and uninspired (he was 60). He would later, in 1935, create a painting titled “Window In Tahiti, and wrote that Tahiti was “too bright” and that he only found “lethargy” there. Well, I would agree that Tahiti is very bright, as the sparkling lagoons look as if they were a mirror covered in small diamonds. But that intense brightness allows one with fresh eyes to see even deeper into the gaps between what we all see and offers a way of seeing even more. Also, after finishing an entire large plate of French Polynesian croissants, a state of sleepiness is quite natural and truly rewarded by lying in a beach chair “beneath the palms.” — Tom Everhart.

Tom Everhart – Off The Wall Gallery Houston, Texas.

Artwork size: 16 x 20.5 inches / 40.5 x 52 cm.
Inv #: AB10310
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