Thursday, July 16, 2015
Currently on my easel is this oil painting, which is part of my new series called “Tanks for Nothing” which will be traveling as a show later in the year. This series is based on some of my notes, drawings, and sketches that I have created over the last few years depicting a world that mirrors our own at times.
These new paintings that I will be posting, are little frozen moments in time that are eternal, not of a particular time and place but of a world in which melancholy has taken hold and very few inhabitants exist. In this painting I created a young girl who is not afraid to stand alone in the face of what is to come. The title of this new piece is “The darkest point, where there is no path is where a future begins”.
The visual narratives that I am creating with these paintings aren’t clear and concise and are more ambiguous. This is done on purpose because there are many different outcomes and possibilities that we can choose in the world we live or the imaginary ones we create. I have always felt that great art gives you a direction but allows you to finish the story.
As Arthur O'Shaughnessy's poem “Ode” states… We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, and sitting by desolate streams, World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams.
I will post more paintings soon.