Artist | Painter | Voyeur
Interlinked cube like shapes suggest interpersonal relationships co existing in space. The title Tikkun Olam highlights a desire for us to live together in harmony, in an attempt to be our better selves.
This is a companion work to ‘Firmament’, both explore similar themes of Above/Below and Good/Evil.
This attempt to image the idea of heaven, air, sky, sphere hopefully allows the mind to imagine and float endlessly. It is a companion work to ‘Tikkun Olam”.
In trying to address my sense of metaphysical loneliness, I am fascinated by the philosophy of the theologian Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972). His notion of ‘radical amazement’ is understood by him as the feeling one has when experiencing the presence of the Divine.
Mine is a yearning to address the universal sense of spirituality in the most persuasive, painterly terms.
As the biblical title suggests, this work notionally begins to reference ideas of spirit and soul. Literally and physically, this painting was one of the earliest images made in the land/sea/sky scapes.
Imagining deep feelings and beliefs, and not wanting to be tied to the specific is delicate. At the risk of syrupy preachiness, it feels more familiar to consider the universal in paint rather than words.
But……fools rush in.
It is interesting how lamp posts take on an anthropological dimension when one is bored in traffic. Good for the imagination.