In painting I find my silence. We all need to silence our minds so that we can really listen. It is by quietly looking at people’s small gestures, or the fallen tree covered in fungus, or the infinite blue of a clear sky and through the process of replicating these images with the colors on a canvas that I can find silence… and listen to what those shapes and colors are saying.
The quieter you become, the more you can hear. [Ram Dass]
We all search for answers, knowledge, and control. However, what makes us really humans is not knowing, the mysteries, and the acceptance that some things are out of our comprehension; it is this acceptance of our ignorance that drive us, that feeds our imagination, our will and our progress. What is death?. What is life?. Why is life so determined? How did it all started? Why do we feel? Do plants feel? What about the stars? Do they feel or think? What is consciousness? Does the universe have one?
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. [Soren Kierkegaard]
I paint, I find silence, and listen to the world. Listen to the emotions of humans, of animals, of plants and of any life on Earth. I try to find the common thread that runs through all of it: behavior, feelings, colors that repeat themselves, shapes that multiply, curves that talk of pain or laughter, gestures that reminds us of our humanity, dreams that come to frighten or to save us.
May my paintings bring silence into your life as well. May they allow you to stop and ponder, to feel deeper, to listen clearer, to see brighter.