I became drunk with the beauty and singing rhythm of it, and for a moment I lost myself—actually lost my life. I was set free! I dissolved into the sea, became white sails and flying spray, became beauty and rhythm, became moonlight and the ship and the high dim-starred sky! I belonged, without past or future, within peace and unity and a wild joy, within something greater than my own life, or the life of Man, to Life itself! To God, if you want to put it that way.
Eugene O'Neill, Long Days Journey into Night

There are many veils or layers creating a play of reality where things are not what they appear to be. This work is a symbolic representation of the hide and seek dance with the untouched existence, the reality behind the reality. It is a way to relate to the different dimensions as a doorway between and through the many worlds, sometimes leading to the pure presence where all becomes one. At times this is actualized as an idea, in other works as a way of being with the worlds within worlds, interacting with the artwork as a symbol of an alive interaction meeting the different dimensions moving towards what is unaffected still alive in its purity and perfection.

The process incorporates photography (the time bound documentation of reality), with the timeless feeling quality of marks and paint. Painting and marking the photograph, then continually re-photographing and marking the image as many times as needed, revealing and concealing the initial image many times over again. At times the pigment is used in an undetectable manner enabling the image to be clearly visible, or at times selectively obscuring the image. Eventually as the two mediums continue to intertwine balance is achieved. This series of actions creates an understanding that what we see, and the unseen, are always present in varying degrees of visibility.

The final work is a One of a Kind Pigment Print on Cotton Rag Paper with marks, created with graphite, paint and other color pigments. Limited Edition Archival Prints are also available. 

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I became drunk with the beauty and singing rhythm of it, and for a moment I lost myself—actually lost my life. I was set free! I dissolved into the sea, became white sails and flying spray, became beauty and rhythm, became moonlight and the ship and the high dim-starred sky! I belonged, without past or future, within peace and unity and a wild joy, within something greater than my own life, or the life of Man, to Life itself! To God, if you want to put it that way.
Eugene O'Neill, Long Days Journey into Night

There are many veils or layers creating a play of reality where things are not what they appear to be. This work is a symbolic representation of the hide and seek dance with the untouched existence, the reality behind the reality. It is a way to relate to the different dimensions as a doorway between and through the many worlds, sometimes leading to the pure presence where all becomes one. At times this is actualized as an idea, in other works as a way of being with the worlds within worlds, interacting with the artwork as a symbol of an alive interaction meeting the different dimensions moving towards what is unaffected still alive in its purity and perfection.

The process incorporates photography (the time bound documentation of reality), with the timeless feeling quality of marks and paint. Painting and marking the photograph, then continually re-photographing and marking the image as many times as needed, revealing and concealing the initial image many times over again. At times the pigment is used in an undetectable manner enabling the image to be clearly visible, or at times selectively obscuring the image. Eventually as the two mediums continue to intertwine balance is achieved. This series of actions creates an understanding that what we see, and the unseen, are always present in varying degrees of visibility.

The final work is a One of a Kind Pigment Print on Cotton Rag Paper with marks, created with graphite, paint and other color pigments. Limited Edition Archival Prints are also available. 

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