Imagination and the arts
the Lilacs their hue
Let us remember where life began
“My Paintings are my interpretation of the ever relevant paradoxes of faith, war and nature. Much of what I do is predicated upon a personal fundamental acceptance of the “divine absurdities” of existence, and the duality’s in our existence of love/hate, violence/peace, silent/sound, night/day.I focus on our cultures’ abuse of the environment, our love affair with greed, our throw away consumerism and our sanitizing of violence. These abuses are glossed over with religious platitudes.I’ve been called political, but I don’t know how to separate politics from art. Both ask something of us, something that challenges us to a responsibility. Painter or politician, we come as candidates. We want our message to resonate with the body politic, with the voters. We make promises.”
It has been a profound privilege to work with Northwest Eco-Artist Sandy Roumagoux on several art/poetry projects. The arts help us see and center truths our minds alone sometimes have a problem acknowledging. We hope these works will inspire imagination and hope with in you!