Hopes & Dreams
A work on panel (plywood) + acrylic. An idea that came along while thinking about being fragile. Hopefully, this will be an allegory for all of us. Everyone must risk being known, being public, interviewing for jobs or meeting new people. To move forward in life there is a fight that must happen.I thought about having ideas and thoughts about one’s future. Along the way there are successes and most likely many more failures. This is not necessarily about boxing, but about thoughts/ideas and effort/sweat going towards a better future — or a future that is being wrought out of life with many challenges along the way. This image became an essential one for me as I think about my station in life and what will be next. I have hopes and dreams, and I know the long shot that it will be if they come to pass. The “long shot” idea led me to the boxer. Brains or brawn, which will it be? Thinking about working as a creative and putting ideas out there for all to see. Currently at Exhale Unlimited Gallery, Chinatown, Los Angeles.
here is the finished (so far) version of what I am calling “ExEden”
Ascent / Descent of man. Resourcefulness in regards to dreams and solutions to difficult challenges.
OK, flying over land. My goal was to have some textural patterns that would clearly be agricultural. This is still way-in-progress. My other intent was the Monopoly™ houses. More resolved, but will be in the additional areas surrounding the flying man.
More thought about man’s ability to do things that are amazing to us — but only as far as we can see. We are amazed too easily.
The houses will be symbolic of all culture, building, homes, lifestyles.
There seems to be some potential for experimenting with combinations of different rhombus polyptych’s.
I have been looking at how this may work into a much larger statement. The idea being that I have more than one individual piece that can be displayed in many potential forms.
A type of narrative that is more in keeping with how the world is perceived to us—a tapestry of seemingly-unconnected events.
The thought that there are events happening around us in a many-faceted cacophony which we pass through like a needle through fabric. We are affected by the events immediately around us and ripples of events surrounding us in radiating intersections.
Jennifer Bartlet / Elizabeth Murray / Jim Shaw / Mark Bradford / Tom Sachs / Robyn O’Neil
“You have to follow the work where it wants to go—it’s not about some little skill…” ~ Jackie Winsor
Thinking about an approach to painting that is at once out of my usual approach while incorporating some disjointed thoughts that have been strongly (more…)