Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Groove

'The Groove' 

For those that didn't make it to the Opening of the Love Show last night,
THIS is what I made for it. 

Seeking to resist the stereotypical notions of love between two people, I thought it would be fun to depict another passion of mine: Music! I can't paint without it. I must have it when I work out, drive, cook, clean and eat. There is ALWAYS music playing at the BoneHaus, both inside and out. It's how we live. Dave Brubeck dinners, Muddy Waters camp fires, Bluegrass breakfasts and White Stripe road trips. There is an ever-changing soundtrack that is as much a part of our family as another breathing, beating heart. It sets the tone for our life; to motivate, inspire, arouse, soothe and fulfill our inner yearnings. It's what gets me up and keeps me going. Nietzsche said, "Without music life would be a mistake". My art, like my life is richly inspired by the music I love.

A painter paints pictures on canvas.  But musicians paint their pictures on silence.  ~Leopold Stokowski

Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.  ~Oscar Wilde

Music is the shorthand of emotion.  ~Leo Tolstoy

Music is love in search of a word.  ~Sidney Lanier

Music is the poetry of the air.  ~Richter

And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares that infest the day
Shall fold their tents like the Arabs
And as silently steal away.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Day Is Done

Happy Valentine's Day!



  1. I love it! What a wonderful way to visually depict your love of music. It's very inspiring.

  2. Yes! I is what puts love into form.