‘The Goddess Series #2’
16″ x 20″
oils on flat canvas panel, will need mounting or framing for hanging
Available for sale on my web site in the 2010 gallery
Here is the quote that moved this work along:
“This, I submit, is the freedom of a real education, of learning how to be well-adjusted. You get to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn’t. You get to decide what to worship.
Because here’s something else that’s weird but true: in the day-to day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And the compelling reason for maybe choosing some sort of god or spiritual-type thing to worship — be it JC or Allah, be it Yahweh or the Wiccan Mother Goddess, or the Four Noble Truths, or some inviolable set of ethical principles — is that pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive. If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough. It’s the truth. Worship your body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly. And when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally grieve you. On one level, we all know this stuff already. It’s been codified as myths, proverbs, cliché.”
–David Foster Wallace
As I move through the work I find that I am rediscovering, in way, my love for imaginative play. I can create anything I can think of. It’s like the very best kind of magic, really. If I want a world where people have the heads of animals and birds, I can make it happen It’s playful and introspective and addictive. As each of the Goddesses are born I feel a little more interested to see what happens next. Sometimes I feel like I am only a tool and the universe uses me as it sees fit, a little nudge here, and a little sufferng there. It keeps me moving right along, and these images keep making their way into my brain pan and I have no choice but to bring them to life. It’s all good, I’m having fun and enjoying the playfulness that my inner world affords me. I hope you enjoy it too.
Have a great day, and thanks so much for being here today.
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