I Am A Damn Delight (again)
  • I Am A Damn Delight (again)
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$250.00

Acrylic on canvas (18 x 24 in.)

I'm finding refuge in this valley of bones / My dry shadows follow everywhere I go / Out of darkness, you're calling me / I'd be so lost without your company / Ooh that's what the loss is / You feel your heart break / Ooh that's what the cost is / It's what you gain that takes your breath away.

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Fire Flower
  • Fire Flower
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Acrylic on canvas (15x30 in.).

It is no easy or simple thing to believe that anything good or beautiful can come from the ashes and ruined messes that accompany our lives. The fire flower is proof that it can be true.

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Bearing The Grief
  • Bearing The Grief
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$150.00

Acrylic on canvas. 8 x 10 in. Sad season of life. There is nothing human (or humane) in ignoring grief. Allowing myself to feel the true weight of it requires time, attention, and a willingness to trust the process. In the end, after having crawled through it, something like joy accompanies us clear through to the other side.

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Beautiful Anyway
  • Beautiful Anyway
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$170.00

Mixed media on canvas (acrylic paint, paper). 18 x 24 in. From "Beautiful Anyway," a poem by Luke Hankins: As they had known it would, // the sun kept on // lighting up the sky and trees. // And it all kept on being beautiful anyway.

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Dust Storm
  • Dust Storm
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$900.00

Acrylic on canvas. 16 x 20 in.

I painted this after reading Paul Bonnifield's "The Dust Bowl: Men, Dirt & Depression" (Univ. New Mexico Press, 1979), with the image of unrelenting drought, arid winds blowing away much-needed topsoil, and the long-suffering heartiness of the folks living in America's stricken heartland during the Great Depression era.

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What The Darkness Does
  • What The Darkness Does
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$175.00

Acrylic on canvas, metal wire. 16 x 20 in.

As good as I am at hiding, I need people in my life. It is probably not coincidental that, in staying hidden, I am denying the light of others into my own darkness.

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Tent Of Meeting
  • Tent Of Meeting
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Mixed media painting (twine, acrylic paint). 16 x 16 in. I had a dream of this odd shape (tent) and its colors (blue, yellow). I didn't really know what it meant, but once I started painting it, it felt like it wanted to be a tent of some sort. That made me think of the ancient Israelites wandering in the wilderness/desert for 40 years, and their mobile "tent of meeting" (tabernacle), which was the place where they would worship.

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