- The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, 1929
OK…here’s a new painting. I haven’t used these colors in my “calmer” Consciousness style much. Red and black are usually associated with my Emotion Series. I like the way this painting conveys something intense going on beneath the surface.
I didn’t have a name for it when I started but then “Smoldering” just popped into my mind. Then I realized, that’s exactly how I’ve been feeling, as though my ambition, my emotions, my sexuality have all been smoldering right below the surface.
Below is a studio view so you can get an idea of the scale.
When you awaken to the spiritual or evolutionary impulse, what begins to emerge is the dawning recognition of the fact that each one of us, at our highest level, is what I call the authentic Self, which is actually the same energy and intelligence that originally inspired the entire creative process. You begin to intuit and feel directly connected to the very impulse that initiated the whole event billions of years ago and is driving it right now.
Here’s another painting, one of my most recent from the new convergence I’ve discovered between energy/emotion and consciousness. It’s becoming clearer and clearer to me that the resolution of personal emotions is essential to clearing the way to the clarity of universal consciousness.
I’m excited about the turn things have taken. I find when I paint this type of work the emotional clearing and personal evolution I experience is rapid. One of the blessings of being able to paint a lot is feeling like I am growing in leaps and bounds when I do.
I’m so pleased to announce that the Sparks Gallery, opening in the fall of 2013, will be exhibiting my work. The gallery is in the historic Gaslamp district of downtown San Diego and is currently under renovation.
I met with the owner, Sonya Sparks, a couple of weeks ago when she came to my studio to view my art. She’s a thoughtful, intelligent person with a true love of art and artistic integrity.
This is a big leap for me and a very positive step in my journey as full-time, professional artist. Look for exhibition details in the months to come. Thanks to all of you who have supported me thus far!
“Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.”Mark Twain
Should contrived art take second place to art which arises spontaneously and naturally from the emotions. Personally I believe there is no separation of the two commodities, it is just a symbiotic relationship...well it just is.
Does contrived art really exist? ...mmm I really need to think about that one!