"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." Robert F. Kennedy
"For we walk by faith, not by sight." 2 Corinthians 5:7
My paintings stem from the idea that there is something within us which is greater than the reality around us, a truth which transcends circumstances, an inner vision that renders the world more faithfully than our eyes.
The concept of 'faith' is important in my work, but not in a religious sense. I t
If I could choose a metaphor for the idea behind this show, it would be that each of us carries a lantern, a source of light, within us. Some of these lanterns are lit. Some are unlit. But when there is light in the world around us these lanterns are indistinguishable. Invisible.
It is only when we are thrown into darkness that most of us realize how all-important these lanterns areor that they even exist. And it is when we are surrounded by the most terrifying, empty blackness and bleakness that these lanterns shine the brightest. For such is the nature of light.
Small heroes tells the story of individuals grappling with forces large
As an artist, one of the things that has always surprised me is how many people are genuinely interested in the nuts and bolts of how I work. From daily scheduling to moments of grand inspiration, people ask me about anything and everything related to the production of art, but most of the time I feel my answers are pretty unsatisfactory.
I think my difficulty in explaining my general artistic process is because I'm still in the process of discovering it myself. It's something that's constantly evolving, shifting, changing, sometimes failing, and generally more easily refined over time than defined.
In the coming weeks I'll be using this