2022 Word=> Linger and Question=> What is my life repeating?
Painting my mind's eye | Making it up as I go
In early 2008, I started teaching myself to paint as a literal answer to prayer in relation to ongoing struggles with depression. Painting became a concrete tether to sanity, and now it has grown all sorts of connections with people all around the world that never would have happened- at least not in the same way- without the depression.
Beauty for ashes. What feels like the end is so very often another beginning.
My paintings emerge from abstract chaos layers and pareidolia, emotive mark making and intuitive response. They are collisions of in-the-moment-release with a continual opening of my mind's eye to a lifetime of images and experiences.
At their core, whether playful or more serious, they are simply intimate conversations about living a life of love for God and people on this side of forever in quotidian and extraordinary ways. (Matthew 22:37-40)
“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” – William Wordsworth