Magic in the Air
Greetings and Happy New Year from the forest of Hobbit Land in New Zealand! I definitely felt the magic and enchantment there in early December, 2013, while sitting in the chair from Beorn’s house!
Lastly, we, as artists, integrate magic into our art. Below is a 90″wide by 30″oil triptych which almost created itself. As many of you know, my recent work has concentrated on raising awareness about the issues of global warming and pollution. In these three paintings completed during the fall of 2013, I collaged broken pieces of painted plastic onto the canvases which allude to the problem of plastic ocean pollution in our oceans. The white paint at the bottom suggests icebergs. As you can see, the linear drips of rain fall down into what looks like cracks in the ice. These drops descended and created their own pathways on to a magical journey to the snow. I was so pleased to see this happen.