This is the seventh in a series titled FIRMAMENT CRACKED - Inside Trauma. It represents the world and the atmosphere around us as we want it to be. It seems that part of being human is a need to ignore harm and danger, or to be unaware of it, in order to face our everyday life. Most of us travel in cars, talk to strangers, share our affection toward family members without concerns that they may harm us, place our elderly relatives in care homes after visiting and being assured that the carers are responsible and compassionate. We all hear and read about care homes in which patients are abused or neglected behind closed doors, children who are molested by their own family, and know that every minute or so, someone will be killed in a bloody...
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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