I shared this on Facebook last week, but I keep finding myself coming back to the work of artist Jeremy Miranda. His paintings are absolutely gorgeous and at the same time there’s something about them that makes me a bit uneasy. This combination is really appealing to me in art. I was reading something completely unrelated the other morning (Neil Gaiman’s blog if you must know) and he posted an image that, oddly, reminded me of Miranda’s work. It’s a very straightforward, humorous image that reminds me that life, taken on the surface, is very seldom what it seems. I think it’s an important thought to hold in many situations you may find yourself in. As an interior designer, much of my work life deals with “surface” – I like to think that it’s more than that, and sometimes it is. I think that’s part of what draws me to Miranda’s work.
I think that’s what I love about these paintings — life is not always as it seems. Our efforts at building walls, paving roads, lighting the dark are sometimes a feeble match against nature.
“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!” Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz