"Basil," acrylics & leaf on canvas, 4 x 4 inches, 2010
This was the noun from the ArtHouse Coop Canvas Project with the obvious interpretation. "Basil" is recognizable a frequently used spice, but it also means "royal" and is the name of boy.
I remember in Catholic school learning that Jesus was draped in purple clothing while he was being mocked because the color symbolized royalty. The background is purple because of one of the meanings of "basil."
A neighbor unwittingly provided the leaf that makes this a mixed media art work.
That concludes the project, for me. Now, to snail mail off to them!
Angeline Marie of