By Nancy Polo
In Hidden Plumbing, my totem animal, Bunny, is resuscitating an oversized heart in a large claw foot tub. The plumbing is not actually hidden. Its connection to the world beyond the canvas, the land that surrounds Bunny, is suggested by pipes that burst out of the right bottom corner. The puddle under the tub is evidence of the effort that Bunny has exerted with her plunger in working with this most necessary muscle. In the distance lies a female figure. Blue like the mountains that ring my actual existence, she reminds me that the Earth is just as alive as what inhabits her fields. All life needs spiritual tending. This is my work as a painter.