Sunday, November 30, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
After 15 years of running a store-front art studio , the Jacklight Gallery on East 7th Street,Walter Feilds is moving on. Many who are familiar with Walter's work, will reminisce at the life of this dim lit gallery; with its many transportive landscapes, and satirical portraits .
Many times i would walk by, stoping to look at the paintings. If any one was with me they would catch the intrigue of this obscure East Village spot, too. Walter has funny political
slogans hanging in the window, printed signs such as "Mcean and Abel". keeping his slogans freshly flowing with the mind of the media at large.
If you would like to know more about Walter Field's paintings, he has a web site.
thank you, please come again
Saturday, November 22, 2008
This summer i embarked on an adventure to discover the natural wonders of the Pacific North West, United States. I was drawn by stories describing the unending oceans of trees, winding rivers, elk, and holy mountains that inhabited this wild dominion. In an attempt to record the story of natures persistent abundance in beauty, i brought 4 canvases, to chronicle my passage.
i have many people to thank for the journey. I went as an offering to the forces that awaited me, and accepted every bit of needed help. I hitched many rides falling into the tempo of the road and it's wanderers. And along the way i stayed with the settlers that inhabited cities standing at the epicenters of traffic.
My purpose was to see, through solitary eyes. Inspired to do such a work by my most intimate companions, i hope that they will see that this contains their stories too. However, this time as humans it is better to be understated and let places like the Redwoods and Crater National Park show the magnitude of this planets sacred resource.
There is a world of awe, waiting in the heart of the seeker, and each of these canvases express that connection with the moment which delivers us to an enchanted gateway. My work in these paintings, uses the facade of landscapes to superimpose the abstract. These places didn't create the work, the work came about as a result of love's passage through, and beyond.
I hope to keep on traveling, discovering this world, and recording its wonder through the subtle dance of my brush.
Again to all of you who helped make this adventure an unforgettable experience, this work is dedicated to you.
from top to bottom: Castle Craig, Mt. Shasta; Redwoods; Crater National Park; Mt. Ranier
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Hello, to all, from where ever you may be, thank you for joining me. This is my first post, on my first blog, i hope that it may produce much good news, and inspire you.
This series of paintings is indicative of the development of my work. I have become attached to the observation of the natural environment. This series has to do with a group of flowers, nine total, which i encountered while gardening on East 4th St. in New York City; on the block where my studio resides.
All the canvases are stretched around wider pieces of framing to have a box effect, and a few of them are created from recycled wood. Each canvas frame is 7x7in.
All the backgrounds are constructed with shades of phthalo green and gold. i have used various medias such as graphite, ink, acrylic, and oil, to acheive the effects.
enjoy the power of the garden...
when we meet again: 4 canvases from one west coast adventure