STILL AND STILL MOVING
Being still and still moving is a particular challenge, one the poet T. S. Eliot writes about in Four Quartets where this series’ title originates. These paintings act as a prompt, a mnemonic, for such mindfulness. Themes such as darkness and light, above and below, concrete and ephemeral, motion and quietude are brought together with an understanding that an integration of paradoxical forces creates wholeness.
The simple open bowl is a principal character in this artwork. It is introduced as a quiet presence, counterpoint to more active images such as flying birds, drifting leaves, flowing water, and floating forms. These vessels are meant to be symbolic of the generous and fluid cycle of giving and receiving.