Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Love of Fluid Acrylic & Why Do I Paint?


Why do I paint? I believe we all have an invisible world inside of us. It is a place of dreams, longing and brilliance. I paint to access that invisible world -- to make the invisible visible -- not just for me but because honoring this invisible world may be the key to healing the one in front of us.  Allowing my heart and soul to speak.  

Have you ever felt misunderstood or unseen?  Like you are speaking words which only barely scratch the surface of what you really want to say?  Or like everyone wants you to talk in the language of committees and profit margins and definable goals to the point where you don't remember what you wanted to say awhile back.... After that great dream or when you saw the sign for the circus and felt your heart flip? And maybe this makes you feel a little lonely.  I have. And I paint because I want to feel less lonely.

The world I am painting is unseen, yet I can feel it. And I spend my days catching glimpses of it in the way light bends around a ferris wheel at day's end or the way trees look as you bike past them on a summer day. Color, form, light -- all of these are tools (often inadequate) to communicate the unsayable something that rises up in my chest to be spoken.


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