On the Verge: Kevin Peterson

8 Nov

You may have noticed that moving over the website didn’t happen yesterday.. things didn’t quite go as planned.  Working on it again today! 

In just a few days, I’ll be seeing my beautiful nieces for the first time in over a year.  They’ve gotten older and taller and I can tell from photos that they are on the brink of leaving childhood behind.  The work of Houston artist Kevin Peterson looks at that the journey out of childhood and into a fractured world.

Oil on panel, 27×34

Acrylic, metallic paint on panel, 36×36

As children, we’re so quick to want to grow up, we can’t wait to go on our first date, get our driver’s license, go off to college, be able to sit at the “grown-up table”.  But isn’t it amazing how swiftly we would go back to swing sets and school holidays, once we get a glimpse of the cynicism and cruelty of life among the full grown.

Bubbles, oil on panel, 27.5×31

Lovely, oil on panel with corrugated metal, 40×57

While entering adulthood has its carefree qualities ( hello, ice cream for dinner! ), there is a delicious freedom when you’re a kid that only grown-up children can recognize.

To see more of Kevin Peterson’s work, please visit his website.

All images are via the artist’s website.

3 Responses to “On the Verge: Kevin Peterson”

  1. Nicole November 8, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    I couldn’t agree more! While the independence of adulthood is great, there are moments when I wouldn’t mind going back to a time in my life when things weren’t quite so complicated.

    • Lesley November 8, 2012 at 9:29 am #

      Amen to that, Nicole!

  2. fridamelisha November 11, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    Reblogged this on fridamelisha.

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