I have long thought that my job as an artist is to create paintings that offer refuge from the craziness of every day life. I have come to believe that the reason why life has become so crazy is because we have become so disconnected… from society, from the planet, from ourselves. We have become a society of droids using machines to navigate through our daily routines rather than using our senses. With my work I strive to recreate the sensations one feels when there is a connection. In my case, the connections would be between you and the painting, you and the inspiration and ultimately between you and me.
If you visit http://www.usaprojects.org/project/heartbeat you will gain a better understading of what I’m trying to accomplish with my project “Heartbeat”. As a self-supporting artist it is difficult to set aside time for experimental work and yet it is through experimentation that I continue to grow. If I am successful in raising the funds needed to get this work under way, I will have the luxury of time that I don’t currently have.
USA Projects calls their fundraising programs “microphilanthropy”. I love that concept! It takes the idea of philanthropy out of the realm of very wealthy and generous people giving large sums of money and places it the hands of ordinary people who want to contribute but think that small amounts won’t make a difference. The exact opposite is true!
I thank you for taking the time to read this. I look forward to presenting you with the fruits of my labor.