Thoughts and images from an eccentric and somewhat reclusive artist
Friday, February 20, 2015
The Angel of Compassion
The Angel of
Compassion is a painting that leaves the viewers to decide the
meaning for themselves. There are so many issues to touch on... from
global terrorism, ecology, politics, and hunger... to more personal
and intimate problems of ageing, abuse, depression, poverty, etc...
and everything in-between. It was difficult to narrow it down so... I
left it open. This painting touches on some very personal issues to
me but at the same time can apply to anyone, any time, anywhere.
I found it difficult
to write my thoughts and feelings about this painting. But that is OK
with me because it was never really my intent. My plan from the
beginning was to create a painting about 'Compassion' and let it
stand as my statement. My art is my voice. It is how I speak to the
world about how I feel and what I think.
Even if I did
explain, art is always interpreted differently and personally by the
viewer. So... I am going to leave it to you to decide what it means
to you and what you take away from this.
Please feel free to
leave a comment and share with me what it means to you!
On January 17th,
I published a blog post We are Here! 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion. Please read, as it
explains why I am doing this. It is about a project in which I am
participating called 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion. Over 1200 people have agreed to
write, post, and share about compassion on their blog sites on this
day February 20th, 2015. I signed on early (#120 on the
list) and as far as I can tell I might be the only visual artist in
the bunch... most of the others are writers. That does make me quite
unique doesn't it?! I am excited and I feel very honoured to be a
part of this important movement that has taken off around the globe.
My dear cousin Donna
graciously allowed me to use an image of her from a photograph taken
by her son Michael Baer. The angel is from a cemetery sculpture in Italy.
The painting is with
oil on acrylic background on 12”x12” gallery wrapped stretched
canvas. The edges are black acrylic. You can order professional
prints from my shop on FineArt America. I will post an update here when I have the actual
painting for sale. If you are interested, please leave a comment