I had the opportunity to show new work at Black Serum in San Francisco’s Mission District recently as curated by a long time colleague and friend. The above painting was one of the pieces I had on display with the show. The last month and half has also seen the creation of a new mural at Littlefield NYC, a trip to North Carolina for personal familial reasons, work on a continuing commissioned installation in Oakland’s Jack London Square, and some headway on future endeavors for the next year to come. Of all of this, the most pressing and demanding has definitely been being back in North Carolina helping with some issues back home. While there is no need to illustrate the realities of age and time in words here, there is a need to step forward in life to make sure that I am present and always ready to put my self aside to be there for those I love. I have nothing but faith that within this action of compassion and purpose all of those things I seek to achieve and create will come to fruition in ways better than I could have imagined. And should they not end up becoming a reality, well then the elements of life that arise from their exit will no doubt be an even more fitting part of the path, as they have proved to be time and time again in the past.
Ceremonies, fire, ritual, collective growth, anxiety, love, passion, thought, manifestation of ideas, and life as it comes to us are all aspects of being that channel their way into my work of late. Time has also been something I have tried to embrace as it is lately. The moments I can invest in the nail biting energy of hard work are not the only passings of time. The steady inner adjustment to the march of time and my abilities and limitations there in have also been in the forefront, seeking to be grateful and helpful despite sometimes feeling powerless and dark. Everything is everything.