Sometimes you can't tell the difference between good and bad, dark and light--especially when they are ensconced in institutions or roles which you believe to be reputable and honest. Public opinion is no clue sometimes. There is a lot of contradiction in society's attitudes. For example: Anyone who cleans the floor at a school must be checked by the police and would not be permitted near children if he had a conviction for violent behaviour, yet a man convicted of nearly killing his wife and threatening to kill his children in the past is often granted unsupervised overnight visits. A woman walking alone at night would be considered foolish to put herself in harm's way, yet she may be considered a good person if she returns to a violent...
About the leaf:
The leaf you will see in all of my later paintings, is my personal artist signature and contains my initials, so it represents me, but also often takes a quasi-human role to represent a single person or an 'everyone'. The leaf changes, evolves, and its placement, size and colour are adjusted to suit the painting, which may include it as a sort of observer in the scene, a nearly hidden element, or even a focal point. It may represent various things, as well. It is left to the viewer to assign any meaning to it or to determine how I see it, myself.
More about me and my art
I have always loved Fine Arts and spent half a century focusing on classical music, becoming a professional musician and teacher of music. Then,...
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