36” 80” Oil Paint on Wood
Presence - A signpost directing attention back to the wonderful. The painting series explores the importance of beauty. Its inspirational value, its meaning in and for the world. Beauty is important. Not beauty in the sense of an attractive person, beauty in the sense of a powerful waterfall exploding over a forrest covered cliff. It can flow over you like a wave of delight when you see it, and flood you with joy. Beauty is just as powerful as drama, fear, pain, and loss. It is powerful enough to bring peace. The "Presence" of each piece is it's ability to capture that moment, and transmit that flood of beauty.