MY IDEAS BEHIND THE PAINTINGS
(open for other interpretations):
Fool Me Once, Shame On You...
The entire maxim is "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me." Let's not continue to be blindly duped. Let's look within ourselves for answers. It's all there, more than we know.
Me, my self and I; who is who?
The game is rigged. Let's wake up to what's going on around us, as, at the same time, we shine our lights and raise our frequencies to reflect the Love that we are.
Mr. Duck Steps Out
This is a decades-old piece, painted well before Sept 11, 2001. As I was watching this Donald Duck cartoon (called "Mr. Duck Steps Out") on TV with my 4-year-old son, I got the idea for this painting. (I just found the cartoon online and wow, what a trip!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LuumTxteHM ) The idea of the painting has something to do with the polarities in our everyday existence. Maybe the dancing and humor keeps us grounded enough to make it through the atrocities.
Abuse, Then Comfort
The whole scenario takes place inside of a medicine cabinet. The shaving brush represents the intended victim. The abuser is attacking from above, yet is also ready to provide post-attack comfort below. This manipulator has a need for control and a warped way! of satisfying a need to be needed and loved.
Skeletons In The Closet
Really, I just wanted to paint these cool skeleton keys.
Let Them Eat Brie
As the story goes, Queen Antoinette's response upon being told that her starving peasant subjects had no bread was, "Then let them eat cake." (But these are mice in my painting and they like cheese.) Again, let's not give our power away, especially to authorities with hidden agendas of diabolical intent. (Btw, the human figure was taken from a Velazquez painting of Maria Teresa of Spain: https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/images/hb/hb_49.7.43.jpg)
The veil between worlds is thin, and sometimes penetrable.
Mt Shasta in California USA is said to be 1 of 7 sacred mountains in the world. It's also said to be an energy vortex with powerful spiriling Earth energy, conducive to healing and self-exploration.
Searching For Answers
Sometimes we seek, search and act with what we think are noble intentions, but the ego gets in the way of finding a deeper truth.
Once you click on the image to enlarge it, you can see the person hiding in the shadows. It's a duality of light and dark. The trick may be to harmonize the two.
Operation Birthday Surprise
This title sounds like a really fun event. But of course, this scene is not that! Giving a pretty name to an ugly thing obscures the severity of it. (Btw, the frightened child top-left was taken from a painting called "Echos of a Scream" by David Alfaro Siqueiros: https://uploads6.wikiart.org/images/david-alfaro-siqueiros/echo-of-a-scream-1937.jpg )