Green isnot usually one of my favorite colors, but, of late, it is one that I seem drawn to. The new small works of leaves, rocks and water intrigue...
Color of interest
June 30, 2014
Trust you are enjoying the new website. It is great to be able to share the work I have done and, as the weeks go by, the paintings I am working on....
My New Website
June 26, 2014
SpottedSerpents are not my first thought as I greet the day, and yet they have been popping up in my mind the last few days. I did a series of serp...
July 5, 2014
Life, Stars and Where Does it Lead
August 27, 2014
Augustandthe morningisclingingtothe fog, refusing to let it go. Soft light fills the yard and smooths the sharp edges of foliage while birds chase, dart and speed by. Even with moist air everything is thirsty. Grasses turn brown, leaves drop, trees sag and all seems to grow weary of long days with out rain. Flora appears to look forward to shedding leaves and sleeping till the spring brings its awakening of new birth and growth. Change in its unending cycle moves its great wheel guided by heavens and makes its last push to gain strength before sleep comes. Flowers still wave their fading banners and a few stragglers pop up with a flash of electric hue but the abundance of the summer is replaced with calm, the riot of color with more remembrance than action.
As Mother gazes from the window her face betrays a sense of melancholy of something she can’t articulate but misses. So we shall go for a ride and see if that chases away the lost and fills the space with the new as we drive along.
The metallic gold backgrounds on the serpent paintings continue to intrigue me as I develop them further. A surface that reflects light and hides whatever it is the snake wiggles across is most satisfying. Having the three dimensional forms undulate upon the mirrored face of the panel gives a feeling of a space unknown. Only when framed will there be a feeling of confinement for the forms and safety for the viewer. Tension from the image radiates out due to the aversion of the snake forms and an unease of what they are planning to do. Having grown up in areas where rattlesnakes abound and interactions happen
sometimes in close proximity, serpent forms heighten my awareness and put me on guard. Maybe it is that in the wild you must evaluate and respond quickly. If you take off running you may encounter some worse situation, there are more than a single threat in life and sometimes there is no threat to begin with. Most snakes I have encountered do not like people and try to get out of the way. The threat just glides away and the way is open to continue. Seems like most experiences are like that, the threat comes only with panic. I will say it is hard to stand still when you hear a buzz from a rattlesnake, the body seems to move on its own at times. The bridge painting is coming along. Sort of like a great ship that we see from the house as it makes it way from the docks in Coos Bay to the channel then to the sea beyond. You first see the form but can’t make out much detail, then as it moves toward you, more detail unfolds and soon the whole ship seems to fill the window. Each day I see more and it gets more complete.
The star map tree painting makes me smile. Was thinking about love and how do you depict it. You know those diagrams where you start at point A then to B and so on. The thought of the summer skies filled with stars that we can navigate with and some believe can tell the future and how complicated it all is, just like love. Anyway it is pretty, sparkling and a joy for me to look at. The restless spirit has descended on Mother and she fidgets looking out toward the fog sea that lays at the edge of the garden. So will close and venture forth to see the world and what is going on beyond our walls and windows.
Hope what you find as you go forth will bring you peace, comfort and fantastic wonder for all that is around. Be careful around the snakes and other dangers and don’t let them stop you from experiencing life.