Saturday, October 1, 2011
The influence my father had on me as an artist from the very begining
The Green Disciples are a series of paintings about loss. My inspiration came from a journey to Paris 14 years ago at the Pere La Chaise cemetery located in the third arrondissement.
I choose green to emphasise the transient nature of birth and decay and their relationship to classical themes of social processes at work in the fleeting illusion we call - environment.
The Ballet series is a celebration of a personal come back from an injury I received while preparing for a dance recital. The process of dance is one of ethereal beauty and physical pain. Through the hard work comes an almost re-sculpture of your own body to execute the difficult movements, a labor of love.
"Day" is a book of my paintings and my father's poems, a series of poems that were written in 1970.
My father was a published poet of over twenty books. He passed away in 1991 and it has been my wish to publish as much of his remaining work as possible.
My paintings have always been about sadness and its manifestation in the human figure. At times we feel we are in a tight corner, itching to get out, to be free from our bodies, our minds, our environment. I struggle with my work to convey the human figure with both emotion and grace. I have much to do, and many images to go, in order to create the sustained vision of being human in the light of the divine.
My father always said, "be true to yourself, and look within your soul, and you will be on your way to
forming the crystalline".