October 6-March 12, 2017 – THE CHRISTA PROJECT

 The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue  NYC  10025

Second Sighting 46 x 48” oil over acrylic on linen

THE CHRISTA PROJECT

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue  NYC  10025

Painting is a way of thinking and acting that relies on relationships
between mind and body, color and form.  In looking at a painting, it takes time to understand the artist’s hand; when we take the time, we connect with the artist’s mind.  Inherent, often unconscious tendencies determine the “look” of all my work, and each successful painting expresses the same intention – to embody emotion and imagination in a different way.

Music inspires me, and while listening to it I work in a complex dance with
paint and canvas in a physical act that frees creativity.  With close observation of my subject, most often water, and photographic references I have produced, I follow the rhythm that emerges from the canvas.  The colors chosen are often arbitrary, and paint is layered until I feel and see movement and life on the canvas.

Water, being necessary for all of life, is particularly suited to this kind of intention.