Acrylic on Canvas - 36" x 48"
EBB and FLOOD were done on faith-it didn't matter if anyone --even myself-- understood what they were about, they had to be made real.
I was having a conversation about my work with Betsy Wollheim, longtime friend and smart editor/publisher. She said, "What do you mean you don't know what they are about? It's been obvious to me from the first time I saw them." She went on to explain that the images were about my emotions at the time of my cancer surgery. I felt that things could go one way or the other: FLOOD is the negative side, a spilling of water in a gray world, unstoppable and rising. In EBB the water is receding and the sun shining, stalwart concrete pillars withstand the assault of the elements to last another day. She was right, of course. I knew as soon as she started explaining it all!