I wish friends would understand that art is possible for a nominal price in materials. I have found it often to be as much about avoiding as about pursuing form. I consider much of my work to be a type of inverted cubism. Progressing away from pure abstraction towards constituent elements of a recognizable whole.
I further find that when in painting I arrive at the premise I intend to maintain, having begun there or altered my original framework; that the same premise of progression towards a final idea often is assimilated into grander themes.
Golgotha in particular is a painting I like to place in different contexts of display.
Finally, I have a picture here of some items and their story relating to the turn of the twentieth century. I’m being sincere, although some would deny me. My collection has a very linear story within it which corresponds to the late 18th through early 21st centuries of American domestic and foreign history.
It is as though in study we learn the meaning of the word archetype; as the base themes we begin with are eventually refined into the finished work.