art show statement

hi folks,

i just had a show, you may know, and it was pretty fun. not well attended, but i didn’t do a great job of advertising, and neither did the venue. so that’s what happens. even though it was pretty much in the middle of the portland first thursday artwalk area. also it was freaking pouring. since apparently oregon has monsoon season now.

anyhow, i wrote a quick statement right before putting the show up and posted it at the show. i had maybe 15 abstract landscape paintings up, and some friends and strangers came to see them. very fancy. also there were beauty queens there, from out of town, who took my photo with them in front of the paintings. they were very nice, and who knows – maybe i’ll get to be in some beauty queen travel slideshow somewhere. yay!

my friend, jo, went to the show and commented on how much she liked my statement. she said it was worded well and honest. thank you jo!!!!!!

so i figured i ought to post it. here you go:

These paintings are about oregon. They are full of the water and motion that make our environment so lush.

These paintings are about our landscape. About movement and stasis, the way water travels in its many forms. They are about growth, about lifes cycles.

These paintings are portland, they were painted near the banks of the willamette river, for you. well, i guess i painted them for me too. Anyways that’s most of it. The rest is in our hearts.

Thank you for this.



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