More or Less?

I am sending off More or Less soon. It will be in the
permanent collection of Finlandia University Gallery
in Hancock, Michigan. Good to know it will be in a
safe, climate controlled home! This piece, made of
sewing pattern paper, acrylic medium and paint,
and block-printed ink, hung in our house entry for a
few years and was in the group exhibit (Dis)covering 
the Veil at the Cyrus Running Gallery at Concordia
College, Moorhead in 2011.

    More or Less hanging outside              Detail of front side

I used to call this piece More, but More or Less
seems more appropriate. Here is the artwork
statement for the 2011 exhibit:
This painting began as an ode to light, as 
the womb-like pear form was painted to allow 
light and color through the translucent paper. 
As it continued, I chose to repeat the block-printed 
word “more” and it quickly became a statement 
or challenge. Are we all sheep? Or can we resist 
the demand upon us to have and do more, and 
more fully appreciate the natural abundance all 
around us?

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