“…Colour is a power which directly influences the soul. Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand which plays, touching one key to another, to cause vibrations in the soul.” -Wassily Kandisnsky
Starting from a black canvas, I acknowledge that one must experience darkness in order to truly see light. I seek out the light in every aspect of my life, searching for that sliver of illumination in the midst of even the darkest of moments.
I am often asked, “Where do these paintings come from?” They come from here….
“There is a space
where one can get caught
A space of contemplation
that although silent,
is nothing close to quiet.
The cacophony of voices
outdated and false
I sit among these voices
witness their false declarations pull at me like the tides
dragging me out and under
throwing me back to land
if I will crawl
up to solid and dry ground
or sit on the shifting sands
to be pulled out and under again.
There’s a koan imparting wisdom-
to survive the plunge over the waterfall
to the jagged rocks below
one must be the water.
So, I sit.
becoming the ocean,
I watch beliefs
pull at me.
I finally see them,
an external force
no longer originating within.
These works come from that hollow space.
They come from within the hours of this inner dialogue.
They come from edge of the beach and from beneath the waves.
They come from becoming the drop.” -eweber