This is an Adobe Photoshop manipulation of a college piece, primarily using blending modes. Here is the original:
Exploring the power of symbols.
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Happy New Year!
An angel to help guide you into the New Year.
May your Joy be infectious.
May Creativity reign in your life.
May Love keep you lightheaded.
May Prosperity find you.
May you always remain Skeptical.
May Questions keep you sharp.
May the Unknown intrigue you.
May Curiosity, Reasoning, Risk, Discrimination and Prudence all lead you to Truth.
May you never pass up the chance to Explore.
May you have the Courage to be Honest.
May you never tire of forging your Future.
May you always be Grateful for the people who support you.
May you never tire of Laughing at yourself.
Remember to Honor your Mentors.
Remember to seek out Beauty.
Remember to be Gracious.
Remember that Friendship is a Gift.
Champion the weak.
Examine your life.
Please, choose to live on The Edge.
And may Peace abide with you throughout the New Year.
I stopped painting for two years after my father died in 2009. This was the the canvas that reclaimed my creative spirit. Bach’s “Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor” paired with Gavin Bryars’ “Sinking of the Titanic” * cradled me through swells of anger, love, helplessness and tears, until I reached that place of acceptance and peace. It was very much a cathartic process that began as mourning but ended in freedom through a spiritual communion with my father. Painting is the one place where I can see. This painting has been added to the G+ #FirstFridayArtWalk
* Note: I had the good fortune of attending Gavin Bryar’s 2012 performance of “Sinking of The Titanic” at (Le) Poisson Rouge (@lprnyc), in NYC last April. Both recordings are generously provided by Q2 Music (@Q2Music) and are both worth your ear.