Wednesday, September 20, 2017

and the darkness shall clothe the land







This body of art is called Catharsis.

As defined: “Catharsis refers to an “emotional release for the characters in a literary work or an emotional release for the audience of the work. In Greek, the word Catharsis literally means ‘cleansing’. The emotional release that characters or the audience experience during the Catharsis can lead to a sense of forgiveness and renewal. Most tragic works of literature end with Catharsis.”


This art series places focus on healing. These works emphasize emotional mark making to evoke strong feelings in the viewer and ultimately peace to the artist.

This art series is born out of grief due to the passing of my oldest son, James who was living and teaching and writing in Russia and Eastern Europe when he went missing.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

within these walls,7'x5',mixed on canvas-informed by the book by Rev. Carroll Pickett;Memoirs of a death house chaplin

THIS ART WORK IS BEING PLANNED AND DRAWN.

IMAGES COMING SOON!

words to inform this work:
hope does not flourish
i don't think its right he should die in the dark
the walls
to treat them like people
no one should die alone
faces frozen in despair
she saw her father cry
in darkness
no one no on
no on
no
no no on
no on
should die alone
alone alonealomealonealonealone
the candy man
inside the dark world of prison society