Painting: Foothold

Has the foot been placed there, because that’s where there was a place to put it. Or has the landscape been flattened by the weight of the foot while it was put down?

For me, this painting represents the inner foothold we all seek, a place to stand, emotionally and mentally. This foothold floats inside ourselves. We may be dismayed at discovering that the only thing keeping us afloat is a part of ourselves. If you feel unmoored, like your life makes no sense at all, like falling with no place to land, know that the foothold is there, somewhere. You might have to build it from scratch. Start with what you know.

(If you like this painting, you can get a poster of it in my shop.)