Saturday, October 18, 2008
There's always a yin yang thing going on in life and mine is that besides enjoying doing pet paintings I do scenes that have an apocalyptic feeling. I don't know how ideas come to other artists but for me they start as some vague idea that is sometimes just triggered by something I see that gives me a feeling of excitement. This image was based on a drain hole in a pond that I saw. The other components were things that just came into being when I did prelimnary sketches. I don't really think much about what the image means. It's just freeing to do something without having to figure out a rational explanation for it, unlike most of life where everyone wants to know why. Maybe I'm channeling Dante Alighieri.