Celebration of Wishes was inspired by the abundance of light and color in early spring. I was especially influenced by The poem “A Light Exists In Spring” by Emily Dickinson.
A light exists in spring
Not present on the year
At any other period.
When March is scarcely here
A color stands abroad
On solitary hills
That science cannot overtake,
But human nature feels.
I wanted to capture the same emotion as the poem and portray the ephemeral joy and transitory nature of early spring.
Splendor of Longing was inspired by the poem “A Prayer In Spring” by Robert Frost:
Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.
This poem is so powerful that I wanted to capture that emotion and portray the feeling of the allure and impermanence of spring.
The poem “The Question” by Percy Bysshe Shelley inspired me to create Carnival of Creation. I was especially inspired by this phrase:
I dreamed that, as I wandered by the way,
Bare Winter suddenly was changed to Spring
I wanted to capture the raw emotion of the poem and portray the feeling of the awakening of spring. I hope that my painting inspires someone as much as the poem inspired me.
In many ancient beliefs, the owl symbolizes change and wisdom. Some Native American tribes believe that the owl is a sacred messenger, and seeing an owl is a sign of great changes to come.
If you look closely at this painting, you can also see the number 15 in the background. In numerology, the number one symbolizes the beginning, and the number five symbolizes change and growth.
Circles are a recurring theme in my work, because they symbolize the cycles in life. This painting also features bright, optimistic colors to celebrate the blossoming possibilities of the ever-changing future.
Sky, Journey, Eternity is a bold turn of shapes and colors. I am continuing to explore the subtle balance between order and chaos, darkness and light, structure and freedom. Continue Reading »