Eve J. Alfille launches her Spring Series on May 1, 2010 from 3:30 – 8:00 p.m.
The new Series titled ‘Eau de Vie’ celebrates the water of life.
Force of Nature.
Eve J. Alfille artist statement says:
“Eau vive, in French, is running water. Water from a spring, live water.
“Eau de vie”, my new series, is more: water of life, early morning rain, larks in a meadow. Dawn’s rosy fingers, the wine dark sea. The promise in a cloud.
Also, a human construct. Booze, spirits, distilled fruit to celebrate a good harvest, the birth of your child, life bubbling over.
And sometimes: drinking alone. Floods. New Orleans. A well run dry. Parched fields. Water rights, water fights. Don’t drink the water.
In Santa Fe, on the high plateau, I saw someone growing strawberries. No. Don’t.
In Las Vegas, in the desert, fountains run day and night. Why?
Some say: remove all joy, all celebration. No. Why?
Spring showers. Radish seeds sprouting. A Zen garden. Rain barrels. Yellow-booted kids stomping in puddles. Champagne at your wedding.
“Eau de vie” is about celebration, really. For the sheer joy of living. At my age, I should know.”