Welcome to my new website and blog. I’m looking forward to sharing with you insights about my art and insights I’ve garnered along the path of creation.
When speaking about my work, I’ve often said, “I create art as a means to experience and share intimate, personal revelations concerning the nature of reality.” My blog will give me an opportunity to share with you some of the often unusual, multi-dimensional encounters with reality that have led to the creation of my Origins life-work. And to many of the surprising experiences I’ve encountered while creating the work. It will include stories of how the poetry and automatic writing in Origins mysteriously came about. My main professor in graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison once said to me, “I like your work so much because it looks as though it means something.” Well, guess what—it does mean something!
My blog will shine a light on the meaning of my art. It will address many of the questions that people often ask when experiencing my work: What is that strange writing on your paintings? Where does it come from and what does it mean? Why black birds? How did the earth tongues come about? You talk about the profound out-of-body experience that led to Origins. Have there been other experiences? If so, what are they? Do you continue to have these experiences?
Many early followers of my art, back in the 80’s when I had my large one-person exhibition at the University Of Arizona Museum Of Art and was more actively exhibiting, have been frustrated through the years with my sudden shift in attention to the Global Art Project for Peace. I will speak about this change in focus and the personal struggle I’ve had with being intensely passionate about both aspects of my art—but being limited to 24 hours in a day.
This new website turns my focus once again on Origins and my renewed commitment to sharing its wisdom out into the world.
I hope you’ll be intrigued enough to follow along with me In the Vortex.
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