Picture This 36 x 48 Acrylic on Canvas, 2020
When I paint I start to see images, some of which I make clear to the viewer, and others I let linger mysteriously. This group of paintings falls into the first category. These images were so clear to me that there was no denying them. As if they were locked in the canvas these characters fought their way out from under the drips, marks, and brushstrokes. Are they coming from my imagination or are they a part of a dialogue that is taking place between my conscious and unconscious minds….a bridge between two realms. Not sure I will ever know the answer to that but for now I am pleased to call them my Imaginary Friends.
Joe Cool 36 x 36 Acrylic on Canvas, 2015