16 x 20" mixed media
While I don't believe that all paintings are tied up in emotion for the artist, there are some that are driven by thoughts and emotion and "Drowning" is one of those pieces. This painting almost painted itself, it was so intuitive at the time. There was emotion behind it and I feel a connection to this piece. Of course each person reads his own personal story into a painting. The emotional connection, memory surge, or colour way evokes a response that 'speaks' to a person and urges them to have a piece near by to complete that personal connection to it.
So if I have a connection to it, how can I let it go? The connection was in the creation and, like an old journal, one relinquishes the hold on emotion as time passes. Now its time for someone else to make the connection.
On Sunday, June 9th, "Drowning" will be available for bids through Artbomb form 6am - 11pm EST. I've made it available for a special price and would love to think it will go to an individual who feels a similar connection to this piece. No, I'm not getting all artsy fartsy with it, but I know that there is always a painting that you KNOW is yours. The one you save as your desktop screen or the one in a gallery or museum that you visit over and over, examining every detail and weaving your own story around.
If this painting connects with you, I'd love to know how and why, if you care to share, either publicly or through email. Meanwhile, if you'd like to have this piece on your wall, subscribe to Artbomb for a single daily email to your inbox of new Canadian art or have a look at their website www.artbombdaily.com and check out more about this and other original paintings available each day.