In these curious times believing in magic is helpful. Magic can take us to another dimension—can lift our spirits and give us hope. Magic can cause us to believe in unexplored possibilities.
Every weekday morning, as my husband David heads off to his day job and before I climb the stairs to my studio office, I make a training walk with our three year old Aussie, Lasyrenn. Frequently we enjoy a sweet magical surprise as down Sycamore Street we amble, past the fire station and the Baptist Church. When traffic clears on Garrison Avenue, stepping off the extra high curb, we make the corner across from the Carthage Public Library then enter Central Park for our looking-scenting-photographing walk around.
The magically intoxicating mimosa blossoms decorating our neighbor’s giant tree were like hundreds of perfumed ornaments placed and arranged just so in a hairdo woven with strands of fern-like foliage above dozens of scented adornments fallen down over the walk and grassy lawn.
The mimosa perfume lingering long in my mind and my imagination appeared to go before and follow us all the way to and around the park and back home to a lovely cup of tea that seemed to be infused with the same Mimosa scent.
Well-known artists who are considered strong followers and practitioners of Magic Realism art include Italian painters Felice Casorati, Giorgio de Chirico and Gian Paolo Dulbecco; German Alexander Kanoldt; Latin American Marcela Donoso; American Paul Cadmus, Joseph Cornell, Edward Hopper, Syd Baker and Colleen Browing; Armenian Gayane Khachaturian; Swiss Ricco Wassmer; Dutch Carel Willink; Belgian René Magritte and Mexican Frida Kahlo de Rivera.