Size: 24"W x 24"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
Soul on Fire was an intense painting for me. I painted what I envisioned in the moment, a soul bursting through, trying to break loose through its captivity. Calm waters above, with a burst of energy and the will to be rid of its captivity. We all need to break loose once in awhile. Being confined or restricted in any way can be difficult and burdensome. Life will always present us with blessings and challenges, yet our soul will often leads us in the direction in which we choose deal with these two very different experiences. The soul will never lie.
I stumbled into painting some would say late in life, yet I had always searched for a positive way to express myself, however fleeting. Painting rapidly became an obsession as I soon realized that what I had been looking for wasn’t at all what I was expecting. This creative means of expression didn’t have to be beautiful and it certainly didn’t have to make sense. It was most often spontaneous, surreal, and subconscious. This style of painting as I now understand it has been vividly explored and technically termed as Abstract Expressionism. However, painting in the moment is whatever I need it to be, regardless of the term. I do not feel the need to follow any artistic rules or format as this would cross grain dramatically with what I am trying to accomplish with my art.