Allegorical Artist's Statement
Attractive on a surface level, it makes you stop,
look again, linger a little longer.
A penetrating glance at my painting is like the passage into a romantic relationship.
Something interesting is happening.
But at first glance, the essence is masked.
I disguise details of symbolic significance. The abstract is veiled to the casual viewer.
Searching for substance you find the commonalities,
similar views also intriguing differences
and struggles with diverse thoughts.
Exploration of artistic images, objects and actions uncover conceptual connections.
Further inquiry raises questions.
You want something more.
Insight into the human heart is exposed in artistry. Marrow of the mind visually translated.
Moving forward to pursue a more
emotional connection you see.
Exchange. Give. Take.
Through the threshold of discovery an ideological dialog with the painting ensues.
A readiness to respect and accept manifest.
An awareness of the message accesses a deeper understanding. Collaborative power unfolds.
A bond of mutual merging.
A seeing into a soul.
Evidence of clarity is revealed when making invisible stories, symbols and secrets visible.