Jack Cromie was an enthusiastic supporter of and contributor to OurRumpus. His last contribution (Kate Cromie’s Untitled, Finger Paints on Canvas, The Stamford Collection, 2009) he submitted on September 30th, just a few days before his fatal accident. I know he would have loved this newest addition to our Kinder Kunst series, a work by Joan Frances Maria Halliday (age 8yrs). Joanie is a niece who celebrated her First Holy Communion last year with the creation of this lyrical piece:
Crayon alla prima on Canvas, 2008.
There’s a word I’ve always had a problem with because it seems so intrinsically over-the-top – ‘ebullient’. According to worldnetweb.princeton.edu the term means ‘joyously unrestrained’. Joanie’s Jesus, however, is truly ebullient. And so, often, was Jack. Absolutely apt…