The Foundation of Life is Simplicity
13" x 8", colored pencil on General Store
Wareham MA ledger, cir.1805
Designed on a page from a general store ledger book, Wareham MA ledger, cir.1805. “The Foundation of Life is Simplicity” depicts an image of the female, center stage, as she represents the cornerstone or foundation of all societies.
She is dressed in blue to symbolize the heavens and holiness and carries a blanket which is used to give warmth and comfort those that need shelter. She is shadowed by a red background that demonstrates the blood of her people; friends, family and relatives that will follow her example of compassion and appreciation for life. With a hand outreached, she experiences the very delicate touch of the Creator in the simple form of a butterfly.