Working With Futility
Futiliy is such a great theme for painting. Nothing new under the sun; why paint? Morever the second commandment defines what not to create and it includes all in the sky, land and in the water. I think that includes abstract art and anything else too. Sisyphus tries climbing up the hill again.
The idea that figures carved or painted have such power that they can seem to come to life enough that they become idols is so interesting. That is the fire I am playing with. These realized beings are aware of the futility of bursting through yet they try.