Piece of Mind
Dimensions: 40" x 41"
Medium: giclee' on canvas
Edition Size: 9 - Artist Proof
Availability: Sold out at publisher but still available at Peabody Gallery
"The strangeness haunts me, how peculiar something can become, how opposite it can be from that which appeared to be it's original intent. A bullet is meant to cause harm, but there are times when it is the only chance for peace. A shelter is meant to protect, but there are times it is the least safe place to be. The sky is the pathway to heaven, but there are times when hell rains down from it. All through history, destruction has come from people seeking God's favor. Strange, as the moments I have felt closest to God have been times of contentment and grace and true peace, a time I felt the pure joy of being alive. In those times, I wished nothing for my fellow man but that he might know a similar feeling. I look around me and see a creator passionately intent on variety, so much so that he purposely makes every example of everything everywhere unique. There are no two things in nature exactly alike, by design, and yet some people seeking their God's favor so intent on making everyone think and act exactly as they do that they seek the conversion or pray for the destruction of anyone who doesn't. To look around, it is difficult to accept that this was their creator's original intent for them. It's strange, and the strangeness haunts me. I know it won't change the world, but let me say this just the same: To anyone out there seeking to know their God I wish you all the best."