Wednesday, September 29, 2010


New Painting. As yet untitled. 18" x 24" Mixed media on paper. 2010

This is an aching, acrid representation of the imagined return as an im/migrant. It is the recognition that the journey is the only place of wholeness. It is a vision of a longing, like the ache of a lost traveller. It pays homage to the kingfisher who migrates back and forth, alone, year... after year and yet, as Dogen says, "leaves no trace behind and does not need a guide." If we long to live in two places at once and cannot, survival insists that we abandon the earth and claim the sky.

This new painting is both a departure from my previous work and a piece created on the theme of Departure". Enjoy!

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