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"A Rose's Journey" -thoughts behind the painting series

“A Rose’s Journey”   "Once the fragrance hit, I had to follow it. Stop!   Consideration is the lilt I give my chin. Up!   Dissection of the greatest cause. Curiosity accompanying awe. Time to go!   Divisionary, planning to bestow the morphed nature of my being/our being." _________________ The idea for this painting series came from wanting to explore how we visually remember things. The visual integrity of an item seems to disintegrate the further we get from the time we see it. The more we try to hold onto it, the more we “fill in” the bits that we have lost with time. I saw this concept repeat itself various times as I contemplated it over a few...

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"Hope Afterall" -thoughts behind the painting

Do we get to choose how we feel? Or does it just somehow happen to us? If we do get to choose, then why wouldn’t we choose to be hopeful and optimistic? What forces take us away from that possibility? Why would we ever choose to be pessimistic or even depressed? Doesn't that prove that we can’t help it? I don’t know. I think we all experience a sort of swaying or tension between feeling hopeful and feeling hopeless. Usually our life experiences and habits influence this pendulum. This tension is what I am exploring in this painting “Hope Afterall”. I applied the conventional assignment of light/warm colors representing hope, and then dark/cool colors representing despair. My goal was to illustrate...

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"Mariana's Captive" -thoughts behind the painting

“Mariana’s Captive”   Blown in from the East, a clumsy landing.  Paper Wet Wide   Fake blossoming on the surface tension. Sinking   Lightning flashes in an echo, electric. Sink the same rate as sediment. Steal the sea’s eyes.   Mariana’s Captive.     This painting came as a vision of something sinking slowly to the very deepest part of the ocean. Something not heavy, but rather able to be pulled apart by time and weight and sinking. That sinking feeling is where it started. In water, gravity is different. Things sink, but much more slowly and therefore (possibly) deliberately. Why does the water grab hold to every surface differently than air does? I mean, why do we feel it...

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September 2022 Events

2 Places I’m Sharing my Art this Month! 1. Ryan James Fine Arts in Kirkland Washington- all month Ryan James Fine Arts invited me to their September show, and I have 5 paintings from my “Tether the Star” series showing now until the end of the month.  In this series I explore various topics which are very raw and real. Each painting also has a song associated with it and are in various stages of being recorded and released under the name “Tether the Star”. I have 2 recorded so far, and the others are in production. Listen to “Grow Away” here.  Listen to “Let Me Try” here.  “Grow Away/My Heart Feels Safe with You” is about resilience in the...

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