convey many symbolic themes to the viewer. They innately present
a feeling of beauty. But they may speak to some about the fragility
of life. Since I hope to convey universal human responses in my
work, I often portray flowers as a symbol of my hope in renewal
and rebirth. This painting was executed with fluid pigments which
speak to the transference of energy in a direct manner to the paper.
This is my way of addressing the spirit of the viewer, so spirit
speaks to spirit. I attempted to render a narrow focus to direct
the viewer's attention specifically to the subject involved without
his being distracted by superfluous activity. I particularly enjoy
painting wildflowers, which bring us joy without excess pampering
by a gardener. They are becoming rare.