Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I Believe....

I believe in the sun, even when it is not shining.
I believe in love, even when I can't feel it.
I believe in God, even when he is silent.
-written by a man in the wall of a concentration camp

This painting has been evolving for some time, but I finally feel like it has reached its completion.  

I loved the idea of creating a sculptural type effect on a canvas.  I layered canvas sheets onto a stretched canvas, cut away at it, nailed it in places and designed until I liked what I saw.  I didn't know where it was going to end up...I love that type of creative process!   

Then used lots of gesso to create a density to the sculptural shapes.   

Layers and layers of paints came until I felt the combination of color was just right.  Then I waited for the perfect something for the "window"....and then this quote came along.    
I love this quote because of the hope it reveals during despair of our world's history.


  1. love the canvas, and the quote sent shivers through my body

  2. Very symbolic - I am busy working with BELIEVE at the moment and will post on my blog over the holidays - your work has so much depth and am very inpired by it.