|Rocky | mixed media collage on 3.5 x 2.5 cardstock|
There was a time, not too long ago, when I found myself between a rock and a hard place. I realize now -- I loved it. Not because it was easy to get lost in the depression. And, not because the hard times passed, and eventually my situation worked out. I loved it because that build up of pain and frustration fed my art.
|limbs | aceo, mixed media collage on 2.5 x 3.5 cardstock|
I am grateful for pain. It is perhaps the strongest indicator of life; reminding me that I am out there living, willing to be knocked down. It clarifies. It manifests as many glorious varieties of friction. You must appreciate how it makes love possible.
|red man | aceo, mixed media collage on 3.5 x 2.5 cardstock|
But, no longer do I dwell into daydream, searching for a touch of the frayed edge of a thread. This does not render me lost or inept. It just leaves me devoid of sweet and utterly necessary pain. A need too difficult to tend.