Friday, September 4, 2009

Accept no other definition of your life, accept your own.


"Accept no other definition of your life, accept only your own", Fortune Cookie.

Leave it to a fortune cookie to say it best. I guess that's the lesson I've had to learn over the last two months. My family has been dealing with the passing of a loved one and as is the usual with most families there's plenty of hurt feelings and accusations flying around. I'm choosing not to accept the definition of my life others would like to place on me. Perspectives of others can be flawed.

The painting in progress above is Snapshot and I feel the timing of the fortune cookie, what's going on in my life right now, and the meaning of the painting flow right into each other seamlessly. Of course I have a gut feeling this painting is person walking towards a new day out of the darkness with a new sense of self-awareness.

I'm playing with the energy of yellow and orange light at night with this canvas and letting things go abstract and obscure. It's been a lot of fun.