On The Other Side Of The Fire

Acrylic on canvas board 11×14″

Sometimes it’s true that the promised land, or at least some pretty good things lie on the other side of the fire. By which I mean something difficult or unpleasant that we go through. It’s happened to us many times.

One of the more memorable ones was how we arrived at a home that is just wonderful for us. Three years ago we were evicted from our rental of 17 years. We felt betrayed, we were hurt and angry. We scrambled to find another place, and moved. That didn’t work out well, and after six months we broke the lease and forfeited our security deposit.

But we found the home we’re in now, we were able to afford buying it, and it’s the nicest place we’ve lived in for over 25 years. There’s studio space for both of us, central air, and on and on. It sure seemed like we were going through the fire with all the emotional turmoil, having to move twice in six months, moving to a different state, with all the red tape that entailed.

But if we hadn’t been evicted and decided to look for a new place after our first forced move the home we’re in now wouldn’t have been up for sale at a price we could afford at exactly the time we needed it.

Now this isn’t pollyanna, I know sometimes the fire destroys. But so often it’s just clearing out the old to make way for something better than we thought possible.

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The Other Side of the Road

Acrylic on canvas, 14×11″

The Other Side of the Road

Looks pleasant enough over there, but are you willing to do what it takes to get there?

First you have to go through the red hot lava field. The good news is, there’s water on the other side of the lava. But then you’ll have to cross the water. Then if you manage to gain the opposite shore, there’s that road.

Now, here’s the tricky part. You see, the road is very pretty, you get a great close up view of what lies beyond, plus it’s a good way to assess where you’ve come from and how much you’ve accomplished. Which is considerable!

But it’s the road of temptation, it’s smooth and flat, and easy. And it’s really the greatest obstacle you’ll face, because this time it’s from within. You could spend the rest of your time happily going back and forth just sightseeing and congratulating yourself on your achievement. And that’s where your journey would stop.

But if you want to discover what lies beyond, you’ll have to let go of the path of comfort and prepare to take on the jungle and the terrain. Into terra incognita

The hero’s journey.

What say you, hero?

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The Hills Are Alive With the Sounds of Pharaoh

Acrylic on stretched canvas, 10″x10″


This is the last (for a while at least) of the pharaoh/pyramid/children of immigrants paintings. It’s another one with the more random dot colors in several areas of the painting where appropriate. I think I’ll stay with this approach.

Some aspects of nature (crystals, for example) are very structured and ordered. Others appear almost random. I’m not going to get into chaos theory here, and of course I’m not attempting to describe these things literally. It’s more like I’m riffing on them.

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Tsunami Alert

Acrylic on MDF panel, 6″x6″ $96.00

Things are changing, and they’re changing fast and they’re changing massively. Things are not going to continue as they always have.  

Of course, the only thing constant is change. Which isn’t necessarily bad, since stasis is death. But too rapid change can also be death. What will be swept away? Will it be a cleansing or destruction?

All I know is it’s coming.

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To Be Human

Acrylic on MDF panel, 6’x6′

To Be Human

Acrylic on MDF Panel, 6”x6”

$96.00

There’s a little good in the worst of us, a little bad in the best of us. Or substitute whatever opposite traits you want. 

There’s so much depth to the Yin/Yang metaphor, I’m still exploring it. People, things, situations, relationships, are seldom if ever all one thing or another. The Yin/Yang metaphor simplifies things to get the important point across, but in reality there is a multitude of Yin/Yang dynamic that would be a very busy painting indeed if I were to try to depict even a small bit of it. 

An incredibly interconnected multidimensional network of Yin/Yang. The web that forms the Universe is complex beyond understanding, but we can understand that it is. And that’s gotta be helpful.

We exist within nature, symbolized by the green vegetation and clouds, and within a sparkling Universe of spirit/energy. 

The blue at the center of the neck is the core of spirit/energy that forms our center, that keeps us balanced, that keeps us connected to what matters. 

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The Nature Of Love

Acrylic on MDF panel, 6″x6″

A little of thee in me, and a little of me in thee. And from the union, new life springs. Not necessarily a physical child, but a new dynamic, a relationship.

Oh, and this isn’t just about romantic love. Or just love between humans. This is about all forms of love across the Universe. Between thoughts and ideas, all beings, so-called inanimate things? It really depends on your understanding of reality how far you can take this.

I seem to be on a bit of a yin/yang theme lately. A couple more exploring this path coming soon.

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Love Light

Acrylic on reclaimed wood, 6.5″x10.5″

I thought it looked like the flame was being fed from the fuel reservoir in the heart. It was a little harder to come up with a title for this one than most. I think it works though.

This piece of reclaimed wood shows its scars a little more than most. There are some vertical gouges in the cloud shape at the top, towards the middle. They’re hard to see on the computer image, more noticeable on the original, but still subtle. 

We all carry our scars, but that doesn’t stop the love light shining from our hearts, does it? Well, ideally anyway.

By the way, the imperfections in the slab of wood don’t affect the integrity of the paint layers or the archival stability of the piece in any way. Kind of the same for us, if you know what I mean.

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The Sacred Heart Of Mother Earth

Acrylic on canvas, 11″x14″

This is my largest dot painting to date. I like how Mother’s heart is sparkling with energy and life! If you find it resonates with you more, substitute “God” for “Mother Earth.” However you say it, all that life is borne of love and sustained by love.

This artwork is available for just $200.00. The sides are attractively painted black so you can hang it immediately until you get it framed.

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Love Bubbles Up

Acrylic on reclaimed wood, 4.25″x17″

If you’ve got a long narrow space that needs some art to set it off just right, you’ve found it here! A leftover piece of wood from some project or other was just right to turn a sketch into a painting. 

This small artwork is available for just $170.00, ready to hang immediately with sides attractively painted black. Perfect for small or intimate spaces!

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Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar

Acrylic on Canvas, 8″x10″

Some of you will recognize the names as the mythical names of the three wise men who brought gifts to the baby Jesus. In this painting, I’m symbolizing the bringing of spiritual gifts and wisdom as orbs of energy, immaterial existences that exist alongside us, usually invisible to most, but nonetheless real and available.

This small artwork is available for just $144.00, ready to hang immediately with sides attractively painted black. But I think it would look great framed. Perfect for small or intimate spaces!

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