" You Paint Gratitude On Top Of Me"
40 " h x 40" w acrylic,
sand and charcoal ash on panel october 2002
How might one depict "internal
activity" that comes in
from outside oneself ? This canvas is a personal
My life is like a darkened wall, lifeless, abandoned,
and without value. The wall is redeemed when colors are
placed on top of it. With each brush stroke the wall becomes
There are words that have
embraced this wall
that I refused to believe or accept at first. Words like welcomed -
- forgiven - accepted - desired
- delighted over -
held closely - carried
- loved upon - kissed
- released -
and filled have been placed on top of my being. This wall has
become a story of response, a display of gratitude and joy.
I find His touch a mystery. Constant,
strong, and wonderful.