There are times in our lives where we feel stretched beyond measure, times where we aren’t sure where the road leads, or why we are where we are. Its in those moments that we are most stretched that we push beyond what we originally believed to be true, and its in those moments that we find the most memorable moments of our life.
I have a painting that doesn’t event fit the height of our apartment leaned against my kitchen wall right now. In fact, I’m not even sure how I got it into the apartment, if only to say “very carefully.”
I had many resources to draw on this summer for inspiration. There was a huge fire in Big Sur that wiped out much of the countryside there, and almost burned down a friend’s home. There is the upcoming election, probably one of the most memorable presidential elections in history coming in just a few months. There was the Olympics held in Beijing in the face of the oppression of Tibetans. In my own life, thought it seems trivial, there are always the daily struggles of being an artist in a major city coupled with trying to do the right thing and to take care of those closest to me.
Life is and continues to a beautiful circus, equipped with sad and happy faces, face paint, tricycles, merry go-rounds, and ferris wheels. Sometimes i sit, while the world spins around me, and think, isn't this amazing. Thank you to those who have been on this ride with me. Snapshots from the lab coming soon...
Hope to see you at my upcoming shows in either New York or San Francisco.
more info at my website under "upcoming"