Materials in all
paintings: powdered pigment, Golden's Acrylic,
Golden's Extra Heavy Gel, Gypsum, Lascaux
Varnish, Graphite, Pearl Iridescent pigment, on
canvas over Luan
We are Spiritual Creatures with deep longings
for a Perfect World but finding ourselves in a
cursed world. We want to do things we would like
but rarely can. We want things to work out and
function perfectly but instead we find snags,
integrations, and breakdowns. We want people to
help us but they often don't and hardly ever the
way we would like them to. We want to be totally
trusted and to trust others and ourselves but in
fact we cannot. C.S. Lewis said, "If I find in
myself a desire which no experience in this
world can satisfy, the most probable explanation
is that I was made for another world."
These paintings are from a group of work started
in 1999 and through 2004, which deal my own
yearnings of heart and soul. Burning Desire –
The passion and fire within that cannot be put
out, only directed, obediently towards God but
is often directed towards this world and self
eventually consuming me. Memory's Floor #25
– which is the vague memory of the beach in
heaven I left when thrust into this world and,
via God's Mercy and Grace will find myself
washed up on when I awake after my last breathe.
Airport – From my windows series looking out
and up to the sky, which lifts my spirit and
gives me hope.
Burning Desire #8
30" x 30"
Memory's Floor # 25
35" x 32"