Wednesday, October 30, 2013

"Leap of Faith"

This one's for feisty Suzette, who says she is doing her best to nullify the cancer with love.

(Suzette choreographed a very moving modern dance piece to the tune of humpback whale songs back during her UCD years. There were about 15 dancers dressed in blues, wiggling around together on the floor in undulating water forms. It was so effective she was invited to have the piece performed in venues outside the university, quite an honor at the time.)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"Abyss of the Birds"

This one is for Dan's mom, who just flew off into the horizon where pain no longer exists.

I should say that I use the word abyss in a light way as in space, lack of time consciousness, essence of nothing and everything all at once. Just before my own mother-in-law (a good Catholic) died she kept asking us what was on the other side of the photographs which hung on her bedroom wall. What reality existed behind them. It was an abstract question. That is where we find the white abyss of the birds, behind the photographs of our lives.

Monday, October 28, 2013

"Secrets by the River Flow"

It's that time of year when we fight off scary ghosts and inner demons. Facing what we fear has a bizarre tendency to create inner calm once the blood pressure slows down. The trick is to actually make friends with those fears. Of course this doesn't mean turning into the ghost, the demon. It means loving it as if your life depended on it. Which it might.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Saturated Elements

"Gift of the Iguana"

Take the chance. Eat that pearl of crazy insight that feeds your pioneer instincts to become within and without absolutely wild in a grounded yet passionate way.

Monday, October 21, 2013

(Just in case you didn't know.)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Subtle Verging on Invisible

"Inner Calm"

This experimental painting is getting closer to capturing that drifty state of relaxation we all reach for in our lives, a place where what is and isn't verges together in a comfortable atmosphere of contentment, regardless of the difficulties of our individual experiences.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

"Night Music"

When there is healing music being played, the artist hopes for forgiveness of missed notes.

Friday, October 11, 2013

"Stop Watch"

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Well Baked Goods

"T'd Off Cookie"

Here's another drawing I'll send to the cartoon factory over the next little while. I never know what I'll find until I stick my head in there... get nosey and noisy. Sometimes it's not pretty at all, and quite inedible. It's easy to crumple a silent cookie, not so a noisy one. It then becomes a contest of guiding the content. And therein lies the difference between design, personal expression, and art.