Life, death, and regeneration are the eternal verities – the truth of the cosmos. I’ve structured this series of 24×24” mixed media paintings – Summer of the Empty Pots; Our Lives Are Lived Small; Life Mutates Without Warning; Hidden In Plain Sight (Ariel); and Black Bad (The Burial) – in a minimalist way around the mutability of life – our long, slow waltz towards death. I see these paintings as little spots of recognition along the journey of our lives towards its inevitable end.
As we dance on our small stage from womb to tomb, these works sketch out a life story of missed opportunities, small defeats, and tragedies. From time to time, we become too overwhelmed with life events to deal with mundane things such as keeping the plant pots filled. We come to the realization that our lives are lived small and are astounded at how quickly we move from home to hospital to the hole in the ground.