I have just added multiple New Works . I hope you enjoy
My return to the panhandle of Florida, where I grew up and lived until the age of 25, has been a time of particular challenge for me and also reassertion. I am now approaching 47. I have spent a great deal of energy recently in primitive camping in an “Eno” hammock in some of the most spectacular natural settings here in Florida. Depicted here are paintings depicting the Wacissa River and the unsurpassed pristine barrier Island St. Vincent Island. These natural places offer a glimpse of nature “unimproved” by man. Spending much time in these these environments presents a challenge to me. I am more accustomed to quick day trips followed by a welcome return to air conditioning and hot meals, but perhaps it is best that these areas are difficult for us overstay our welcome.
Not really supposed to get Roseate Spoonbills in Tallahassee Florida, but I couldn’t help but notice the pink spots in the lakes of Kilearn neat Bradfordville Road. I guess the weather has been a bit confusing to them as well! The were very accommodating subjects. I would also like to give thanks to the supporting cast of snowy egrets:)
“A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.”J.R.R. Tolkien
What is it that keeps us from reaching for our dreams. Is the road to long? Is the goal impossible? Is the security of our “limitations” so reassuring that we fear to pursue the extraordinary. This new painting is a metaphor. It represents, for me, the greatest obstacle to the the splendid adventure that awaits us if we could just release ourselves to exhilaration of uncertainty and let go of our ankles. It is hard to walk that way.
As Tolkien said, “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
Come see this and other new paintings at Lyons Share Gallery
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