IN THE GARDEN
If we need a reminder of how much we are loved, we merely need to take a walk in the garden.
This is a detail photo from my sculptural painting “Chocolate Haiku.” “Chocolate Haiku.” was a gestural abstract expression painted with acrylic on PLIKE, which is a plastic-like paper often used by graphic artists. This was a key component since the plastic coating prevents the paper and paint from breaking apart when folded.
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Alcohol Ink on Reclaimed Packaging
Love, Life & Time are three gifts beyond measure. They are unknowns as to exactly how much we are allotted, and yet limitless in their potential.
If I were to live forever (which I believe we do), even if I am allowed to travel the whole of God’s creation, throughout this universe and beyond, the limitations of this present moment make this seemingly insignificant life all the more profound. Considering the limited opportunities to encounter and affect so many other immortal travelers like myself, makes the choices made within the construct of time so much more vital.
It is absurdly selfish to assume that even those who love me deeply; the most sincerely, would always travel through infinity in the same direction as I.
That makes this “time” we travel together so much sweeter, important, and precious.
I do not intend to offend those who take Genesis 1 literally. I do believe God could have created everything in only six days had He chosen to do so. I merely believe that He is more patient and infinitely wiser than a literal interpretation gives Him credit.
And if you love God, or anyone else, you would come to understand, as I believe, the science behind billions of years to create the world and life systems upon it, make a much more romantic account than the simple story Moses told in Genesis.
What I mean is this. In taking billions and billions of years to bring you and me into existence means that God chose the perfect time in space and all of history to introduce Himself to me; to you, and everyone else. Even if you don’t believe, the odds of random chance are too great to fathom that you have in all eternity met that someone special to love, or that loves you.
I ask you as just another simple traveler to make the most of every opportunity.
Alcohol ink on reclaimed packaging.
This painting was created with alcohol ink on reclaimed packaging. My art explores the meaning of why we are here, and the legacy we leave behind. So, I use reclaimed and re-purposed material whenever I can in an effort to speak to our environmental issues. My alcohol ink is made from rubbing alcohol and old permanent markers. The medium allows depth and color with numerous layers. This particular piece struck me as resembling the photos from the Hubble telescope of nebulae that create stars.
Crazy Chester followed me and caught me in the fog.
He said, “I’ll fix your rack, if you take Jack, my dog.”
I said, “Wait a minute, Chester. You know I’m a peaceful man.”
He said, “That’s okay, boy. Won’t you feed him when you can.
(excerpt from THE WEIGHT by Robbie Robertson)
As part of a proposal for a public art project, I began working on a colorful drawing to be incorporated into a larger digital composition. The theme (for me) is about community and building relationships. As I and my wife have reached out to get to know our neighbors better it has made our neighborhood closer and safer. Thus, the block party idea. But as the drawing evolved an organic creature appeared. In abstract, someone with dementia might mistake it for a dog. The point is still valid that when people reach out despite differences or fear, something organic occurs. Relationships.
ANGELIC ENERGY FIELD
24″ x 24″ Acrylic paint and pouring medium on gallery wrapped canvas.
Tuning in to GOD, or rather turning our thoughts toward God and the idea of His glory and majesty attracts the attention of His servants; His messengers as He is ever faithful to respond to our response to his love.
This new (or new to me) technique of paint application emulates a dry brush effect.
SPIRITUAL STATIC – mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas – 36″ h x 24″ w
This painting speaks of the fact that the one permanent throughout eternity is SPIRIT. Spirit remains constant though we may have times of not being clear on this fact due to the distractions of circumstances and desires. We may not be hearing from our spirit or God’s Holy Spirit, but they are always speaking.
EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER – On Sale Through Valentine’s Day
Mixed media on gallery wrapped canvas – 40″ h x 30″ w
This painting not only demonstrates depth with multiple techniques of mark making and painting, but exhibits the various moods experienced during the different stages of the painting process. There are the dark areas of doubt and despair as well as the lighter areas of renewed hope and joy.
Brushwork of focused intent, angry palette knife cuts and sweeps through the paint as well as energized, whimsical splashes of pouring medium all speak of the range of my emotions while I worked.
My life is sometimes chaotic but regardless of circumstance I choose to return to peace even if it temporarily eludes me. (click image for greater detail view)