|Dimensions||23 × .5 × 17.5 in|
Mother and Children
Mother and Children 1970 23 x 17.5 inches
As an artist and as a person, I have been impressed since childhood with the process that takes us from the inner image to the external reality of an image. For me it has been an endless source of delight and wonderment that awareness, thoughts and recognition can come seemingly unbidden from an inner source that, in adulthood, I learned to call the unconscious. I know now, as an adult, that everyone of us is a fusion of the eternal, of ancestral wisdom or caution and a seer of the future – but some part of us always remains capable of responding to the here and now with originality. Every one of us is an inexhaustible source of wonderment, mystery and problem-solving potential. Somehow, each day, some part of all those throughout our bloodlines, who have walked before us, walk with us now. Yet there is always the aspect of unexpected newness.
Every artist, either wittingly or unwittingly, must draw on this eternal source which is both practical and mystical.
When I look at my completed paintings, I have elements of satisfaction of authorship and at the same time, the sense of mystery that accompanies the essence and the reality of the creative process. In that sense I am both humble and unknowing in the outcome; I am as much a viewer with fresh eyes as you might be upon first viewing any of these works. I hope within them you will find some element or theme that will speak to your own universality and as well, something that speaks to your own uniqueness.