Many times for me, painting is a language I speak to myself – to affirm what I know to be true and thus to persuade my own heart to believe. The physical world around me, in a similar way, constantly whispers metaphors to me concerning spiritual truths. In this painting, for example, I wrestle with Newton's third law…Read more Believing What I Can’t See
Another Day in Kenya - Chapter 14 Digging Deep Rare are reunions as sweet as the one of March 22, 2005. How and where it took place, however, added a dramatic twist – which seemed only fitting for this roller coaster story. After the wild ride of waiting for paperwork from Kakamega and text updates…Read more Another Day in Kenya – Chapter 14
Dear readers, I am an artist and writer who has been profoundly shaped by experiences around the world. Today, I continue a series about adopting two of my four children from Kenya. To start at the beginning, please visit Another Day in Kenya - Chapter 1. .................................................................................................... Another Day in Kenya - Chapter 13 Daily…Read more Another Day in Kenya – Chapter 13
I would really like to just stop painting. I'm weary of the creative journey at the moment. The impetus - I entered a show and didn't get in. And I thought - I'm done with this. I would like to be happy doing something else. I made it almost a month, and then I couldn't…Read more Trying Again
Another Day in Kenya - Chapter 11 A Great Exchange Those early days of enfolding Lily into our family were filled with a cacophony of emotion: exhilaration to finally hold my daughter in my arms, exhaustion from single-parenting three kids ages four-years and under, confusion about how to extract Lily from Kenya as interpretation of laws…Read more Another Day in Kenya – Chapter 11
Dear readers, Some time ago I began writing an account of my days in Kenya, of how Kenya has changed me forever. I am considering this manuscript a first draft as I both consolidate some previously written and some new passages into a cohesive story. Another Day in Kenya continues today… To start at the beginning, click…Read more Another Day in Kenya – Chapter 10
In my travels around the world, I've witnessed excruciating suffering and pain. When I see a baby dying in Mathare Valley slum of Nairobi, Kenya for lack of a $20 medication, I don't think about painting a picture. I just need to get the money to the child's parents so she can see a…Read more Can Art Change the World?