Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Shine Theory and the Sentry Lionesses, oil on linen, 50" x 50"

I completed Shine Theory a few weeks ago. Sometimes the idea for a painting evolves as I compose. Images appear and disappear. The music I am listening to changes. The mood swings and swings back. This is one of those paintings. It is lots of things to me. It is about a safe and quiet space. It is about vulnerability. It is about allowing the light that glows from others fall onto you and glisten. It is about illumination. It is about the meaning of beauty. So just gaze at it and let it be whatever it means to you.  

Here are a few words by the poet Marcin Brykczynski 

A white heron's dream 
The orange moon 
Is blinking 
Over the roofs of Manhattan 
Don't answer 
If he asks you 
About the dreams 
The white heron has brought 
You don't have to reveal it 
As long as the lions you dream 
Protect you 
Against the curiosity of the world