The late great Louis Armstrong said: “If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know”. Does that apply to visual art––That you either know the real article in your bones, or you don’t?
eloquence of the subject matter–– whether it's the wonders of this tiny
blue planet, or the human landscape occupying it.
After the quake in Port au Prince, I was moved by the spirituality of
the Haitian people––how they lifted up their arms in prayer and were there for
When I painted “Haitian Prayer” I found myself swept away by the passion of these beautiful people, awed by their humble humanity. And in the painting process, I felt myself attuned to the root of the dynamism that permeates Haitian Art. Whatever the merits of the painting, I am grateful for that experience.
WHICH BRINGS ME TO THE ARTIST’S JOB.
What’s that? In my opinion, the artist’s calling is to continually educate one’s self for total artistic integrity, and then to know how to let the work go where it must go. And to never, ever, ever fake it.
IN THE END, THE GREATEST ART HAS TO BE THE ART OF LIVING: TODAY IS A WORK OF ART IN PROGRESS.
Wishing you good moments,
*THE ART SPIRIT IMPULSE
TECHNIQUE–– WITH THE GRAIN/ AGAINST THE GRAIN
*GREAT ARTISTIC THEMES
*KABBALAH AND THE ART OF EVERYTHING
*ZEN AND THE ART OF EVERYTHING
*THE ALLA PRIMA PORTRAIT