40.5" x 35.5" enamel on board / 2006
Artist Statement: Dualism is the inherent to the nature of our universe. This may be a blanket statement, but examples to support this wild claim can be found anywhere and everywhere of opposing forces that constantly counteract one another in order to maintain balance. and whenever one side of the opposing forces becomes stronger than the other, a dysfunction occurs until equilibrium can be restored. examples can be found everywhere: life and death, decadence and renewal, change and stagnation, openness and closeness, fear and love, taking and giving, fire and water, earth and sky, man and woman. For the first in a series of dualistic paintings employing two symbols, I decided to examine the dualist nature of my own psyche and the thoughts within it. Should I remain steadfast in my solid idealistic resolve, or be fluid with the ephemeral current of the world around me? of course, a balance of both would be best.