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Tuesday Jun 03, 2008

Revelation Over Time

Here’s a concrete example of art from the soul.

Whenever one of my works is acquired, I tell the patron that the painting will reveal itself over time, and it could take years—which is an exciting prospect. I say that this phenomenon also happens to me since my art is unplanned, and not premeditated.

Last night, I was sitting on a lounger chair facing a wall that had a pencil portrait of my sister; I had done this piece more than ten years ago. Suddenly, an unanticipated image appeared within the drawing that was so real, bold, and distinct that I sat back, once again speechless at the magic that awaits us—that is, if we are patient, loyal, and dedicated to forever seeing with fresh eyes and spirit.