"Days of Wine and Roses"

"Days of Wine and Roses", 20" x 24" acrylic on canvas board, 5-02-2012.  This work was inspired by the song "Days of Wine and Roses" composed in 1962 by Jonny Mercer and Henry Mancini.  It was a romantic favorite among young lovers of the time who were not perturbed by it's contest as the theme for a rather sad movie.  There is a lot of symbolism in this work.  The white table cloth represents a wedding, the two wine glasses are the bride and groom,  the roses represent their love for each other,and the calendar marks the date of the wedding.  The path represents life with it's ups and downs, hard times and good times,  that the couple have walked through together for over 45 years,  Paths  not taken are also represented.  The road's end is hiden from view in the distance.

 

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Charlie Gunn, a native of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio has lived in Texas since 1981.  A 1991 graduate of New College, St. Edward’s University, he returned to college in 2008 and took his first art class at the age of 70.  He denies having any natural  talent for art so, says he,  “I have to work REALLY hard at it.  I think in straight lines and angles more than curves and circles, a result of my many  years in the construction field.”   Charlie’s art brings him joy and satisfaction in five distinct ways;  his art is a way of remembering, of bearing witness to his experiences, making connections, self-expression, and unlocking doors to imaginary worlds.  His work has been exhibited in student shows at St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas, as well as the following Round Rock, Texas, venues: Art Space Gallery, Baca Center, Round Rock Public Library, Jester Williamson County Annex, and Texas State University’s Round Rock campus.


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