Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day: Dreamscape with Rabbit, by Anni Matsick

This April we are filling the EasternPennPoints blog with art and poetry in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.

Dreamscape with Rabbit

Dreamscape with Rabbit

by Anni Matsick

Artist’s statement: The painting is first in my Dreamscape series in which I try to portray subconscious thought, where actual meaning is not evident. The scene has indications of an earlier time, as if from a long-stored memory. I invite the viewer to form their own “story.” For me, it recalls memories of my grandparents’ yard, where we picked cherries, grapes, and gooseberries for jelly, and ate tomatoes pulled fresh from the vine. The work was included in Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 2019 40th Annual International Juried Exhibition.


Anni Matsick has over 30 years of experience as a freelance illustrator for numerous publishers of trade and educational materials. Her paintings have won numerous awards and two appear in Splash 19: The Best of Watercolor published by North Light Books. For the past 16 years Anni has served as Chair for the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania’s popular Recycled Show featuring entries made from cast-off materials. This year’s show runs May 1-24 in State College (www.artalliancegallerydowntown.org). See more of Anni’s artwork at www.annimatsick.com.

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5 Responses to Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day: Dreamscape with Rabbit, by Anni Matsick

  1. Anni Matsick says:

    I look forward to this annual blog feature and am delighted to see my painting as the kick-off! The actual painting is currently sealed within a local gallery due to the shutdown. Hoping all of our members are safe and well!

  2. I think you nailed it

  3. Anni Matsick says:

    Glad it worked for you, Joanne! Hope it stirred a pleasant memory.

  4. jrwhip48 says:

    I love that he is squinting into the sun.

  5. Anni Matsick says:

    Good observation. That, along with the patch in upper left, is meant to give the sense of light in a blurred and ambiguous setting. Thanks for posting!

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