Dreamtime Artist Statement

Dreamtime Series: Coyote #2

Painting titled: “Dreamtime Series: Coyote #2”

Dreamtime is a term that refers to Australia Aboriginal culture and religion. These paintings express a spiritual vision of the world that appreciates the interdependent ecologies that make up and support the life of all creatures on this planet. This wholeness is beyond definition or reference points. It includes both order and chaos, clarity and confusion.

Eight of these works are in a group show entitled “World¬†Peace Party” at The Outta Space Gallery during month of May 2017. There is an opening on Friday, May 5th from 6 to 8 pm. Gallery is located at 6840 32nd St., Berwyn, IL 60402.

Love Can’t be Divided

Tide #76

Painting titled “Tide #76”

Creating brings me much joy. The surprise and discovery of bringing forth some image in the singularity of this moment of time-being is a mystery to me.¬† I’m often too close to what I have created to say much about it. But with time, I feel that I might say something that is helpful to someone. I think art proceeds from love, some tenderness for this fragile, changing world we find ourselves residing in. This love can’t be divided. It doesn’t exist in any of the divisions we create between subject and object. It exists before we make the split. It exists in the very fabric of our universe. I’m not certain about much of anything, except this.

Robert Rauschenberg should have the last word here: “I don’t like to take advantage of an object that can’t defend itself.”

Robert Althouse