THE UNFORESEEN ( Inside Rock Formations ).
Accidents, mistakes and unforeseen discoveries takes priority in my work. If there is a hint of the familiar, I destroy what appears predicable.
This frees up the process of learning and growing. And yet each painting must be relatable through emotion.
My mission is allow the paintings to evolve randomly while trusting my intuition. Not controlled. The artwork must evolve on its own terms and spirit with beauty, majesty, tranquility and contradictions.
With Stone and Rock there is a sense of permanence and something eternal. It symbolizes what might be perhaps a simplest and deepest experience.
This relates to our human history where rough, natural stones were often believed to be the dwelling places of spirits and gods. Rocks were used as tombstones, boundary stones and objects of religious veneration.
Rediscovering through imagination the voice of an angry spirit, a snake the embodiment of wisdom, a mountain cave the home of a great demon creates a world full of wonder.
Past history tells us when inner voices speak to humans from stones, plants and animals, they bring back a magic that is often long forgotten.
Title: Whips of Energy. Medium: Acrylic. Size: 24" x 36" (diptych )
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