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david cRineR
“If I I think about the universe and what science tells us life as we conceive of
it it appears almost infinitely rare Hardly a a a a a a a a a a day goes by that I I I don’t meditate on on on on what I I I see as the utter scarcity of
this this human condition condition or or if if I I I I am am to to speak more inclusively this this life condition condition I I am am unable to to take for for granted at at least for for very long that we are beings complete with consciousness an an an an ability to to sense beyond ourselves ourselves and and to to communicate our our our impressions and and feel- ings If we we distinguish ourselves ourselves from the the inanimate we we as conscious entities form but mere micro-specks within the the vast milieu of
non-living material and empty space What are the odds?
Painting while it covers much ground in in in in terms of
the the vari- ous energies that drive the the process ultimately brings me me back to this phenomenon and with cause for celebration While working I often see myself operating as both cre- ator and observer somehow in in in in in charge but never more than a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a step ahead of
the painting itself The work bears
a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a life of
its its own and I I feel like only a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a catalyst at at at key mo- ments of
development When I I I am satisfied with a a a a a a a a a a a piece and consider it it it it complete I I find myself more witness than owner as as though the the spirit of
the the image continues to pulse just beyond grasp ”
Alive in in the Ruins
acrylic and collage on panel 50'' 50'' x 50'' 50'' 19

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