The world has changed everybody ever since some socially inept virus crashed the party. We have gone up and down galvanized by every piece of news with knee-jerk reactions of highs and lows. Yet despite the upheaval, there is a still an undercurrent of optimism I choose to connect with. I may be struggling to push this boulder up a hill, but letting the rock flatten me on its way back down is an exceedingly less attractive option. I choose to reconnect with that which I know to be good and upliftings.
“Reconnect” 59x66in Oil/Canvas
Though I get mired in the fear and fallout generated by politics and the pandemic, like a sail boat tracking the good wind, I continue to steer upstream keeping hope alive that things are improving. I choose to remain positive because the alternative is worse. I believe the virus has forced upon us a Rebirth.
“Rebirth” 54x92in Oil/Canvas
I feel there is a Resurrection taking place where optimism is arm-wrestling pessimism with some success.
“Resurrect” 54x92in Oil/Canvas
And I see how we have Rebounded during previous crisis and we will do so again. I hope for myself to Recharge and we can all Reset ourselves with a sense of well-being and possibility.
“Rebound” 63x67in Oil/Canvas
“Recharge” 59x66in Oil/Canvas
This series of paintings is my way of confronting the pervasive parade of pessimism that exists. Painting is what I can control and do to keep myself positive and moving forward with some semblance of progress. This is what I can do to make my life better and possibly encourage those around me. It is a step I can take towards finding the silver linings.
“Lost Year w Silver Lining” 24x48in Mixed Media/Canvas