Series: How Brightly the Sun Feels Today (2015)

A body of work often takes on a theme while you are making it as if it were what was intended all along.  When I began working on the "How Brightly the Sun Feels Today" series in the Fall of 2015, I was very interested in the Tree of Life (Tree of Knowledge) and Labyrinths.  After some research, I found examples I really enjoyed of historic versions of each.  The symbolism cannot be understated as both have very widespread myths and archetypes (See Wiki about Tree of Life), (See Wiki about Labyrinths).  I was fascinated by the idea of a connection between the Heavens and the Underworld in combination with the idea of being lost within one's mind with so much knowledge to process and resolve.  As a boy, I often thought of mysterious places with fairytale luminosity, puzzles and mazes, and the validity of a religion based on Nature and the unseen forces guiding us everyday (Here is a link to images of the outdoors I've made over my many years of wandering).  I always loved tunnels in the woods and sought further to extend my experience spending seven months on the Appalachian Trail.  It is the longest green tunnel I could find and held powers no one could very well explain.  There was a grip on the psyche of many of the hikers I met along the way.  When it became too tight, people took up residence in one of the towns just off the trail until they could pull apart the thoughts preventing them from continuing.  There are still so many aspects of my experience on the trail creating wonder and dreams.  Wonder is the tool of those who strive to know and see what supersedes Gods, Money, and the idea of Time as we know it.  Here is a link to the initial linocut print starting the series.  It is in black ink and stood to become the title page of the work.  The prints take on bold colors and flowing line qualities.  As you wander through these works on paper, you can see my tale of wonder and dreams when I find myself lost in the woods by my own intentions.  

 

 

 

Koi Pond (#50, #47, #51, #48), 60 x 45 inches, Monoprint on paper, 2015. $2,600

 

 

 

Serpents Reflection (#1 & #3), 44 x 30 inches, Monoprint on paper, 2015. $1,300

 

 

 

#61, 30 x 22 inches, Monoprint on paper, 2015. SOLD

 

 

 

 A Warm Light Within (#32), 30 x 22 inches, Monoprint on paper, 2015. $650

 

 

 

Spring Crush (#33), 30 x 22 inches, Monoprint on paper, 2015. $650

 

 

 

Watchful on the Wave (#38), 30 x 22 inches, Monoprint on paper, 2015. $650

 

 

 

For Your First Birthday (#28), 22 x 30 inches, Monoprint on paper, 2015. $650

 

 

 

Sandy Horizon (#7), 22 x 30 inches, Monoprint on paper, 2015. $650

 

 

 

2 a.m. on the Beach (#8), 22 x 30 inches, Monoprint on paper, 2015. $650

 

 

 

Blizzard I (#18), 30 x 22 inches, Monoprint on paper, 2015. $650

 

 

 

Your Reflection (#39), 30 x 22 inches, Monoprint on paper, 2015. $650

 

 

 

Warmth of a Summer Day (#45), 30 x 22 inches, Monoprint on paper, 2015. $650

 

 

 

Messy, but It's Nice Outside (#54), 30 x 22 inches, Monoprint on paper, 2015. $650

 

 

 

10 (#21), 30 x 22 inches, Monoprint on paper, 2015. $650

 

 

 

Our Day (#35), 22 x 30 inches, Monoprint on paper, 2015. $650

 

 

 

Blue I (#15), 22 x 30 inches, Monoprint on paper, 2015. $650

 

 

 

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