The truth remains the same in every version of this world. It is a constant.
It cannot be obscured nor hidden for long.
And while we may be distracted from that which is truth, sometimes by pretty colors or words that poorly mimic the real thing, truth remains at the ready.
It needs nothing while it waits unlike the false truths that must be fed fear and selfishness in order to exist. Truth is an inextinguishable ember that is always ready to flame brightly when given the air and space in which it can breathe to life.
Yes, there is truth. It’s out there and it’s waiting to bring light.
And to those who mishandle the truth, who try to forge it into something that falsely serves them, it will bring an all encompassing inferno that will leave them in ashes.
If I’d thrown in some scripture, that might sound like I was auditioning to be a Baptist minister, huh?
Well, maybe the truth needs a little sermonizing because a large part of the flock these days seems to be distracted by a gold plated idol who feeds them a pablum of fear and selfishness.
And that’s what I see in this new piece, a 12″ by 6″ painting on panel,that I call Truth Shines Through. Truth stands in here is in the guise of the Red Tree rising like a flame over and through the colors that seek to pull your eye away from it.
The Red Tree is the truth and reality of this piece and it burns brightly.