2020, oil on panel, 24″ x 36″
BEAUTY In the midst uncertainty, and fear. I’m going to make it a point to post at least one image of beauty every day to counter the fear narrative that seems to be overwhelming everything else right now.
The painting NATUS 01.11.20 is a painting of emergence. Natus means birth. I see otherworldly floral forms floating in a metaphysical landscape. I’ve personally always considered these to be prayers in physical form. Where does a prayer go once it’s been spoken? This painting captures the beginnings of that journey. When I’m painting the forms, I love how their structure emerges from nothing, not having existed, even in my mind, before my brush and breath touched the panel. Make sure to take in the detail images as well. The detail on this one is exquisite. Enjoy!