When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”~ Paul Coelho

"Some Mad Hope..."
A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone.
Jane Harrison

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator

Jude Harzer Artist/Art Educator
My art is a reflection of my effort to recognize and embrace the beauty in the world around me, even when it seems most difficult to find. Contact me at judiharz@aol.com or visit my website at http://www.judeharzerfineart.com

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"Most of us have two lives- the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands resistance."Steven Pressfield

"The greatest freedoms are freedom from regret, freedom from fear, freedom from anxiety, and freedom from sorrow."
Thich Nhat Hanh

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Story Beneath Patterns and Layers

I am making progress on my "Field" painting. It will be one in a series of works that explores elements of painting and sculpture that I love most: real and implied texture and pattern.It is very stylized and will become much more sculptural as both metal and wood are added. The substrate surface is a recycled wooden, solid core door.

My paintings are always symbolic of something more, of the stories that resound in my mind. I am inspired by people, conversations and experiences, past and present. Replaying favorite thoughts, motivates the creation of my images. I often ask people to tell me their stories. A part of who I am,who my "storytellers" are, despite what others may think they know or "see", will undoubtedly emerge in one of my images. "Tell me a story."

Question:"What is truer than truth?"
Answer: ....."the story"
(an old Jewish proverb)
There is always a story.

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