The Soft Side Of Paradise

The Soft Side Of Paradise 36x36x1.5 acrylic on canvas

I was taking a video course in art school and I made a “short”, about 3 minutes I think, which consisted of an old house on lifts, about to be moved. I come back to this theme quite a bit. Even when I paint a condo on the beach, like in The Soft Side of Paradise, there is more than material to these works, I’ve discovered. It’s a feeling I have, of brooding maybe, I’m not sure exactly how to say it.

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Shadow Of The Bear

Shadow of the Bear (in progress) 24x48x.75 acrylic on canvas

"But there is something here that transcends the everyday, transcends familiarity and size, something satisfying to the soul. It's the seemingly simple things in life that give us the deepest satisfaction...I know it made me feel safe and comfortable--it was like I left all my cares in the car and stood before the shadow in perfect calm" [...]

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