Wednesday, July 23, 2008
This is the painting I made for the Open Studios Preview Party at the Contemporary Art Museum - STL. It was pretty popular at the Starving Artist BBQ, but no takers yet. It is the first in a new direction my work seems to be taking. Unfortunately, I made it under emotional duress. Sometimes I just have more anxiety than I know what to do with and thank goodness I have painting. For me this painting represents that feeling of being trapped by my emotions, when everyone else seems to be coping just fine with life's little obstacles. The box in the middle is my window of hope. I've been there, I know it is good. I'll just have to paint my way out of the box.