I continue to be drawn to the themes of the cycle of life focusing on renewal and rebirth while drawing a contrast between light and dark in my artwork. I engage in "esoteric" conversations while working, imagining the conversation between Satan and Jesus as related by Matthew,
The creative process compels me to take on a spirit of surrender, I know who my enemy is and surrender is the process by which we obtain freedom. As Steven Pressfield put's it : "Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the un-lived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance. " and "The more important a call or action is to our soul’s evolution, the more Resistance we will feel toward pursuing it."
Surrender allows me to fuse my thoughts into the ultimate source. It is space where our lives are coordinated with God's plan for us. I let go and let mystery of God take over.
My latest mixed media pieces depict the vastness of nature inspired by summers trips to Taos, Santa Fe and Sedona. I have from time to time called the pieces Terraforms- like dioramas they are depictions of the desert southwest. The viewer can have an experience of skyscapes and landscapes that make up the desert and forests of northern Arizona and New Mexico. I add the memories of the ocean of CA, Baja, Hawaii and Alaska coastlines into the works, my time surfing, fishing and diving.
40 Days and 40 Nights
Mixed Media 24" x 6" x 10"
Wood-Resin-Steel & Light