About 12 years ago at my tape-art exhibition opening I noticed an elderly lady and her male companion walking hand in hand with twinkly eyes, sticking their heads together chatting in front of pictures – they just had an all together lovely energy around them. The lady later came up to me and whispered that she would like to purchase that (pointed at) picture but that her husband was not to know as it was a surprise for their wedding anniversary. I reserved the picture and the lady returned without her husband to pick up her “treasure” as she called it. She told me that it reminded the 2 of them of the time when they were young and had just met and they were taking long walks along the cliffs and were both very new to each other. I felt so honoured to now be part of this lovely story. As the lady and I stood in front of the picture she tilted her head to the left and to the right and looked all happy. On closer inspection of the title tag she turned to me and said “I just love the picture but tell me, why did you call it “kiss”? I was a bit baffled and stayed quiet for a moment and then asked her what she sees in it. She said “a landscape with cliffs”. As we were standing very close to the picture I could suddenly see it. I took her gently by the arm and led her over to the opposite wall and turned her around to have another look at her picture from afar. She looked and looked and then exclaimed “It is 2 people kissing”. she was over the moon and couldn’t wait for the anniversary to tell her husband about the cliffs and the kissing… both part of their story and I am still feeling blessed to be…

„Kiss“ | 50x50cm | Tape-Art – solely self adhesive tape on canvas

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