36″ x 48″ x 2″
Art creation video:
“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline and effort, and being able to truly care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.”~David Foster Wallace
The People, I have been painting them off and on for 25 years this year. They come up from my dreams. They rise, fall, drift or otherwise become visible in my subconscious. They talk of the basic need, they speak to the open wound, they speak for the mute and sing for the deaf, they embrace pain, they welcome the truth and they reveal the true sword of love.
I always feel they must be exactly as they want to be. Some may say, “but you are the painter!” I am only a servant in these works. I do the actual creation they guide the work. This works medicine is about the human condition. We all have emotions, emotions that drive us or own us. This group has come to remind us all that even though we may know the humans in our existence, very well, we can never know the real content of another heart if we have not discovered our own. We are human and we all need to be loved. We are human and we all need to belong. We are human and we deserve to understand that miracle from the Earth, herself. What will we do with these small fragments of time allotted? How do we choose to spend our lives? What is needed for all humans to exist? How do we make those things available to every, incredibly, valuable human being? How do we decide? How do we love? How do we heal? How do we transform what is, into what could be?
They tell their story, over time. They need the small grace of attention. They are here to help and they love everyone Every. Single. One.
Thank you so much for being here today, I appreciate your time. I hope you enjoyed the work 🙂 HA!
This painting is huge and will be expensive to ship. For the works first week in the world ONLY I will pay shipping to anywhere in the USA AND offer it at a Sale Price! Locals always get free delivery!!