Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Mosaic Soul Series

"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." - Aristotle

Each and every moment we as a culture and individuals make decisions which ripple through our lives. The Mosaic Soul series is about the miniscule and grand moments where our decisions change our path. In front of us are thousands and thousands of opportunities, some neglected, some ignored, others chosen.

It is important we realize and explore as many possibilities as humanly able. This is our opportunity.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Painting and Meditation

When the night falls, and the world dreams, my connection to creative energy comes into existence. Peaceful, quiet, with no pressures from the outside world, my only sacrifice: sleep.

It is then I paint. First, putting my hands on the canvas, and letting the energy speak to me. I begin to paint, first with deliberation, and then gradually progressing into rapid succession of strokes. I become a conduit for the painting: it is no longer only me.

When dawn's fingers gently appear, and I at last drop my brush with exhaustion, I finally see the work. Sometimes it startles me, often it makes me feel complete.

With that, I stumble to bed, complete in creation, covered with paint.