Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Earth Healing 1

This is Earth Healing 1, the first in a series; 2 is almost done. It started when I was reading the news (really awful) and after, thinking "What is an artist supposed to do?" What can we really do to affect things for the better? We tend to just 'paint what's wrong' without ever offering a solution; that's what modern painting is, at least to this viewer.

I remembered a meditation by E.J. Gold, titled 'warming the world', and made my own experiment with it. I envision the globe in my hands, with all its turmoil and pain, and ask myself what it needs. I send the required calming and peaceful, both warming and cooling vibrations to it, feeling a change, a re-tuning to its proper tone, vibration if you will. Then I try to render this in paint.

I think I'm gonna have to try to do something like this forever in the future. I can't just go on doing something 'interesting', it's not enough.

Earth Healing 1    oil on canvas    30" x 24"

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