Lifting Up and Tearing Down
I believe in fixing my thoughts and my art on things that uplift the soul rather than those that tear it down. Even my paintings which at first may appear sad or terrifying point to a way out - a way up; especially if you look at them not only with your eyes, but with your heart.
I do not appreciate art that rehearses over and over ugly realities and life draining addictive behavior without the hope of a way out. There is a way out. Perhaps having been there, I know. Survival comes from focusing on the beautiful. Real life is a beautiful, complex and resilient gift.