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All of this has lead up to: Five Dimensional Painted Word Things…This artwork brings together my love for words (and reading), unique objects, color, and transformation. I hope they contribute to healing in the world even in a small way. Their execution has been part of a personal healing process for me.

The pieces begin with the DELIGHT of DISCOVERY. Trips to the junkyard, dumps, sidewalk throwaways, gifts, my own attic…open eyes AWAKENING the mind’s eye to see the potential for TRANSFORMATION. My sense of HUMOR and CURIOSITY are piqued…some object begins to look like something it clearly is not. I DELIGHT in POSSIBILITY…the PROCESS BEGINS!

Next, I DESIRE to engage in a kind of conversation with the piece. I DESIRE it. I barter or buy or lift it off the streets and live with it in front of my eyes as my mind’s eye free-associates the options for executing the work. Shape and texture ump out at me. I DECIDE!!! What it will be when reborn – so the COMMITTMENT is made HERE – what a MOMENT!!

I DESIGN it in my head (mostly)…I PLAY with CHOICES – the feeling of marrying color to color, texture to color, the idea to the exploration – comes alive –

in action! Everything in the environment around me is regarded as fair game in its potential to be included in the creation of each piece…the only question is HOW?

I DO IT~!!!

I DO IT to music,

To light,

The beating of my heart!

It is a magical, euphoric state. I get lost in it until the piece is completed. I am patient and impatient. I play out my very nature in the process. I am happy! I am powerful! I revel! I’m a tiny grain of sand! I’m not nearly good enough! I can’t stand it I FEEL SO GOOD – HOO- HA!!

WHAT A RIDE! WHAT A CATHARSIS!

LEST I TAKE IT (read: myself )  TOO SERIOUSLY…

as if it ALL RESTS ON MY SHOULDERS…

I listen to Marcel Duchamp’s words to deflate all that (self-) importance…hierarchy in the making!

KEEP YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR. IT KEEPS YOU HUMBLE.

Oh YES! 



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