White Wolf Totem
I can think of a million reasons not to write a blog. I ask myself questions like, "Does anyone really want to read what I have to say?" or "Is the baring of my own soul exploitive?" Maybe.. probably, but ultimately I want people to understand where I'm coming from as a person, and as an artist. Bottom line, I live in a fantastical world of my own creation. We all do. We walk between worlds of imagination, manifestation, and taxes. The thinner the veil between these worlds, the easier the transition between our mundane responsibilities and our dreams. The idea, is to be one integrated person, not changible depending on the scenarios or personalities we encounter, but to be transparent and consistent in chararcter. That consistency has been elusive for me, in part, because I spent a large portion of my youth hiding the secrets of other people, holding shame and guilt that were not mine to hold, nor mine to liberate. To this day, no matter how transparent I am, I still feel as though I'm hiding, and that doesn't work for me anymore.
The purpose of this blog is to give my viewers insight into my process (both intuitive & technical), share my inspirations, and clear my own blocked channels of expression. Because this painting is the front door to my website, I thought I would start here. Ultra Deep Field, also known as the White Wolf painting, tells the story of my companion, protector, & friend. The white wolf came to me in a dream almost 15 years ago. That night, I awoke to the sound of a scream. I jumped out of bed and scurried to the landing that overlooked