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Mitosis

This is one of my latest, called “Mitosis.” Like my other paintings, this one talks about unity and division, the lines and demarcations that are overwhelmed by an underlying coherence.

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Magenta Shield

Magenta-Shield

This was a challenge. Well, most of them are. Too much like a Christmas flower. Then the magenta emerged as a kind of protective shield. So there you have it.

Earthenware for the Voyage Home

Next in the portal series. Oil mixed with sand. Like the other portals, the portal inside leads you to the space where you began.

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Art on Fire: The Life and Work of Melissa Weinman

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I’ve long admired the work of Melissa Weinman, a Washington-based painter who works with images of faith. The image above is part of a series she calls “rosefire,” inspired in part by the last lines of Eliot’s Four Quartets. Image Journal is posting my article that describes her faith journey and how it has influenced her painting. More at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/goodletters/

New Art

I’m adding a new page for paintings. I’ve given up — often a cagey move — on trying to understand how all this fits together, the writing, the painting, the whatever it is that I do. “Share your eccentricities” is the advice an editor once gave me, so here we go.