Even the most minute things in nature can have a sense of monumentality. Nature is the ultimate design source where a perfectly ordered world is always moving and changing. It it this sense of monumentality and movement that I try to capture in my paintings of nature.
I also feel an overwhelming sense of man's insignificance in this vast universe. It is always a struggle to comprehend the magnitude and wonder of nature. Creating art, for me, is a way of coming in touch with the mysticism of nature and to fulfill a kind of spiritual need that is a very important of human existence.
Particularly inspiring to me are succulents. They spring forth from a central core, each stem wrapping and enfolding the other, yet each with an independent sense of fleshy form. These plants have a sensual quality that is especially appealing to me and one that I attempt to capture in my close-up views of plants and flowers.
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