Figure to inspire the body to heal.
My intent has always been to enable the healing of body, heart and soul through the images of my art.
Along the way I became known, through solo gallery exhibitions, for the somewhat abstract images of breasts and buttocks. That was not my intent. Eventually, I also became known for brilliant color in the simple images of my Yoga Art and the quick paintings of musicians and dancers during live performances.
Put a thought, a dream, a goal, into the universe and it will begin to manifest. Just as parents cannot control the result of their spawning, I can’t control the result of the seed planted by my hopes and thoughts.
I’ve been commissioned, based on prior work, to paint ten paintings to be hung on the walls of a new hospital. Perfect!
However……. there can be no breasts, no cracks and no bright colors! Well….. alright then……
I can still do it.
The thought of anyone, any one single person, viewing my art in the hospital and finding inspiration to heal themselves, to the best of their ability, makes this a challenge I’m willing to accept.
An added stipulation is that the paintings must be large! The yoga art, the zakar art, and all the paintings of musicians painted live have been quite small due to the fact that I paint them in the yoga studio, a dark theater or a bar. When enlarged, all of the inaccuracies of anatomy scream rather loudly from the paper.
And then there is the issue of color. I have worked non-stop for three years to bring my color to brilliance…. and I will continue to work on that as soon as I meet the demand of creating “acceptable” figure paintings in browns and neutrals to match the walls of the hospital.
So far…. I have painted twenty, twelve of which are acceptable (in my mind). I plan on painting forty and picking the best fifteen to twenty from those. From those, the client may pick the ten to frame and hang.
I ask you….. what is a body without breasts and buttocks?
Don’t expect too many postings in the next few weeks. I have only two to three weeks to meet this challenge. Wish me luck!