Traveling & Arriving 1999
This body of work represents a journey and an artist’s search for places of sanctuary. The journey began in 1984 when I first arrived in Asia to study Chinese painting in Taiwan. Through the years, like the intrepid fishing vessel, I cast a wide net, traveling physical and spiritual landscapes, in search of spaces in which I could discover and actualize my potential. The exhibition, “Traveling and Arriving – In Search of Sanctuary, represents a departure and an arrival. While expanding upon decades of realistic travel painting as well as themes steeped in Sung Dynasty landscape painting, this work seeks to embody the essence of moving and searching in a physical, spiritual and liquid environment. In the process, I trust that my art has arrived at a new destination.