"If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint."
- Edward Hopper
I couldn't agree more.
Every great journey has a first step, and this one is no different.
In 2000, I stumbled across a steel stencil at a local antiques boutique. My first thought was to simply use it as decor. Then 9/11 happened. All those people living their everyday lives, when it all changed. Forever. How could this happen? Why?
So, my decorative object became my tool for expression.
Of all the creatures on this little blue ball we call home, people are far and away the most complex. They have the ability to create. And destroy. To build relationships. And break them apart. To inspire and amaze, in ways good, and sometimes not so good.
This continuing series ponders humanity at its most fundamental and basic level: relationships. Some paintings are interpersonal, while others are intra-personal. Titles like - Things We Didn't Say, The 29th Day, Gossip. - offer just a glimpse at the stories happening in my mind while painting. But, as is always the case with art, your interpretation of the stories will be profoundly different, and uniquely personal.