I’ve been working on trying to create a patterned underpainting in my work, inspired by a dream I had a few weeks back. It still is moving ahead and is not yet what I saw (or, at least, what I recall seeing) in that dream. It may never get to that state but it acts as a catalyst, something that pushes me forward. This small piece, a 9″ by 12″ canvas, uses blocks or plates much like those I saw in my dream to form a pattern that hovers barely vsisble in the sky. It doesn’t have the intensity of the color of the dreamed vision but it still creates what I think is an interesting effect on this piece. It serves as both a step forward and a self-contained entity.
I call this piece Time Frames, alluding to the shapes of the plates in the sky here. Like much of the underlying textures in my work, it refers to those forces and knowledge that have untold influence on our world and our lives yet remain just beyond our perceptions.
All that we do not know.
At the moment, we are at the leading edge of all knowledge here in this world. Yet, it is an edge that is always moving forward and what we believe today with all certainty may one day be revealed to be proved false. Future generations may look back on us and wonder at some of the things we believed to be true.
But you live with what you know and what you see. Blissfully in the moment even while obscured ultimate truths may be oh so near…