Spring Garden – August 24, 2009

“Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is.”
– Erich Fromm


Spring Garden

8″ x 5.5″ Watercolor & Gouache

Winner of:

Award of Excellence from

The Whistle Stop Gallery

Granite City, IL

“Out of Nature” Show 2009

About Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm, the humanist German psychoanalyst and author, is best known for his book, The Art of Loving, which describes love as care, responsibility, respect, and knowledge. Born in Germany in 1900, he emigrated to the United States in 1934, fleeing Hitler’s regime. He taught at a number of universities in the U.S. and Mexico and wrote eight books delineating his view of human nature.. He believed that modern society makes us feel isolated and long to reach out to others. He died in 1980.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Aug 24, 2009 @ 09:12:45

    I love the criss-crossing shapes in this piece, Beth. The color in the flowers peeking through the foliage and the palms in the background. You certainly deserved the award for this!


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