Friday, December 08, 2006

Rebirth

I know that I'm not likely to get my own art show until I build my gallery in the front room (especially since I'm not likely to get out there... meet gallery owners, etc... etc... I'm too much of a shut-in introvert) BUT...

I know what the name of the show will be.

Rebirth.

My first painting in 10 years was called Rebirth. It was named that because the subject was the spirit-cleansing pain-amnesty thing I experience when I enjoy a good shower. It's just me and the water in there... no past or future... no clothing to define or misdefine me... nothing but pure water... the most beautiful and simple of things.

So, the name comes not only from the painting, but from the rebirth of me that began with that painting. I've painted several things since then. I have 3 in progress right now. Before long, I could easily have enough for my own show, although I don't need a show for this body of work to have meaning. It's that I created it that matters, and it will always be a show of rebirth, whether it is seen or not.

Sometimes my depression keeps me from painting. But, when I can paint I am alive.

3 Comments:

Blogger barenada said...

I, for one, am incredibly thrilled to see you finally posting again. Eleven days is much too long to spend worrying about you.

You have been missed. A lot.

12:42 AM  
Blogger Josh Powell said...

Thanks for the new post ... now go paint!

10:03 PM  
Blogger Josh Powell said...

Thanks for the new post ... now go paint :)

10:04 PM  

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