Oil on Canvas, 16 X 12
The forests of Central Coast California have a compelling life of their own: a luminescent visionary’s dream, a drug addict’s fog, the enthralled hallucinations of a child.
The universal fear of losing our way is deeper than a geography before us. For here is invitation to the dance, to do just that, to be recklessly abandoning.
It is an appeal to all that is irresponsible and cannot be judged. It is the confrontation with our buriedest secrets. What is feared is not the face and heart of tree and limb and mist but the abrupt, resonating, vibrating truth of life. And that it says to the visitor, who are you. And that the visitor is compelled to respond. And that the visitor knows that surprises are at hand.