As I sat for my portrait recently (which will be unveiled in this post), I pondered a bit about our journey. I’m often asked about the word “convivial”…
…what does it mean?
My preferred definition of “convivial” is “fond of feasting, drinking and merry company.”
…then how does it fit with a boar?
I agree “convivial” is a peculiar adjective for an animal as wild and ferocious as a boar. Of course, boars are no strangers to feasts—most often invited to sit in the center of the table—not creating the feast.
For some, this juxtaposition of images (a boar as a celebrated centerpiece of a feast and also as a philosophical feast-maker) is unsettling. Unnatural, perhaps.
For other less-tethered souls, like myself, there is beauty in this type of ironic disconnect, which I call, “serious whimsy.”
In that vein, I unveil my recent portrait titled “Convivial Boar.”
Engage in serious whimsy, my friend.