This watercolor has been in the home that I grew up in for a long time. I recall my Dad asking me what I thought about it when he completed it. I still love the ferns coming to life in the Spring and this artwork of his alway reminded me of the beginnings of Springtime. Here’s what my Dad Barry Sweeny, the artist of the piece, wrote about the artwork he created:
“Seven Cycles” is a transparent water color painted in 1986. It is intended to be very symbolic, representing in the images, seven different kinds of life cycles in nature. These images are all from my memory or photos and sketch books. The mountains are a version of the “Flat Irons” in the front range of the Rockies at Boulder Colorado. Some of the cycles are the plants at various stages in their lives. Others are more complex, like the water cycle.