Self-Portraits, Spirituality and the Art of Breaking Free

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Every work of art is a self-portrait of the artist who created it.

Sometimes this is obvious..

other times, it is not.

I have included many representations of myself in my paintings..

A strange figure formed out of sculpted wood with jointed arms. Or some mysterious organic construction of tangled branches and swirling leaves.

Sometimes, I wear my human face.

Maybe these depictions are not so recognizable to the casual observer…

but I really don’t consider the flesh I walk around in

as all there is to “myself”.

We are so much more than that.

We are spiritual beings trapped in the body of a dying animal..

But through art, we can break free.





The Painter, the Painting and the Art of Looking Deeper



Once upon a time

a woman bought one of my little paintings.

When I came inside to meet her

she was surprised.

She said I did not look like what she expected.

Apparently, she did not look deep enough.

I look exactly like my paintings.

The painter and the painting are one and the same..

such is the power of art.

Art can reach beneath the surface

and reveal the truth and beauty that exists in all of us.

The body I walk around in has nothing to do with it.