OUT OF THE SHADOWS (2014)

Acrylic on Panel – 12″ x 24″

With this painting I revisit themes developed in my “Passage” series, which featured heavily in my first couple of one-man shows at the Tree’s Place gallery. All of the Passage works use the dream-object of the lighted bubbles—symbols of spirit or unfettered consciousness—to convey the idea of movement from one state of mind to another, a transition to a more open and lighted place; a release. The “Faded Star” on the right is a frequent symbol in my work, a representation of life’s unfulfilled ambitions or desires; it is in moving past such hollow corridors that one seeks to discover clarity and peace.