This site is an online retrospective of my life's work as an artist. It contains examples of the different dimensions of my artistic work over the span of my life. Each window is literally a window into a different aspect of my artistic work. At the same time, they are windows into my life.
The viewer will naturally contemplate each painting, drawing, sculpture and poem as individual works of art in their own right. Like every other object in the physical world, these works of art are physical objects. And yet, when approached with an open heart and mind, their color, form and words can lead us to experiences that transcend the purely physical dimension of the world. They can raise us into a world of living and dynamic qualities that have the amazing power to move our innermost being. In pondering works of art such as these, we can ponder the mystery that something physical can speak deeply and intimately to our soul and spirit.
Rather than see such artworks as fixed entities--to like or dislike, to want or not want--I invite the viewer to behold each painting, sculpture, or drawing as a window into the living creative process where by they came into being. What thoughts, feelings and aspirations played into the creation of each work? In what way is each individual work of art, as well as a collection of artworks, a spiritual journal, a record of a spiritual journey.
As the artist of these works of art, clearly I have shaped them. What is less obvious, but more mysterious, is that in creating them, these works of art have shaped me as a human being. Likewise, a viewer is shaped by even a passing glance, and all the more so, by contemplating an artwork more deeply. This begs the question: what is the real work of art? I become increasingly aware that the real work of art is who I am becoming as a human being through the way I create paintings and sculptures. For this reason, I invite the viewer to contemplate my artwork as part of your own human journey, as part of your own creative enterprise to become more fully your self, more fully human.
I offer, In Metamorphosis: Living Art, to celebrate each human being as a living work of art.