My work is about the investigation of mind thru art. We cannot avoid thoughts, but through awareness of our pitfalls, beauty, strengths and weaknesses we can open windows into the mind. The process of my contemplative art practice is to visually embody the blind spots as a result of our thoughts.
After seeing the painting at a recent art exhibition in France, I requested if I might publish an image of the painting. I thank the artist for his agreement and dedication of the painting, Big Earth Mama II, pour Charalee.
Art can be a powerful tool. It is only in the past year I have learned to use my art making a way to transform my shame into self-acceptance. Last summer, I returned to my childhood home, an abandoned schoolhouse, to create art from the things my mother hoarded over the years and explore questions […]
Early in my young career as an artist I would purchase pre-stretched and primed canvases. One day I decided to increase the volume of my work, so I went out and purchased six of these canvases in various sizes. When I got back to my studio I unwrapped each one canvas from its plastic shrink-wrap.
I have always been enthralled by how a gesture can be recorded using simple tools and materials to reveal complex expression of spirit and time; charcoal and graphite, a sharp point or a dollop of paint freezes an action to be savoured with thoughtful contemplation.
“The shell must break before the bird can fly.” Alfred Tennyson, The Ancient Sage 1884. Perhaps you can relate to Tennyson’s quote. Has it happened to you?
My explorations as an Artist have lead me to determine that style is a trap of limitations. Change & reinvention lead to resolution. The path of human life does not have to be limited by external expectations but can be as self determined, and varied as any individual wants it to be, and still maintain, focus and purpose.
I love working with rust. You start out with grey iron drained in acrylic, and it’s not until a few days later through oxidation that you can see the final result, which is always surprising and out of my control.
Kyudo, which literally means The Way of the Bow, is considered by many to be the purest of all the martial ways. In the past, the Japanese bow was used for hunting, war, court ceremonies, games, and contests of skill. The original word for Japanese archery was kyujutsu (bow technique) which encompassed the skills and techniques of the warrior archer.
A survivor of a traumatic brain injury that occurred at age ten Bredimus relates, “After the accident visual language became my first language and primary mode of expression, solidifying my life in the visual arts”.