is, of course, from The Bible. Ecclesiastes is one of my favorite
books of the Old Testament; words of wisdom from the man who had
everything before losing it all. Like Job, it deals with issues
and themes that are darker and less black-and-white. This is a book
that gets into the marrow of life, as the author examines himself
and the world around him; looking back at his life, he finds his
what he has achived (and what he has become) sorely lacking, but
reveals a deeper spiritual understanding behind it all. Needless
to say, this isn't the part of the Good Book that gets quoted a
lot by America's Religious Right. But never mind them; just get
with your holy books and start spreading some goodness.
this is one of my favorite acrylic paintings. The whole bag of tricks
(circa 1999) are there, from the house paint (it's cheap!) to the
gold spray paint to the liquid paper for accent. I've compared these
works to a rock band, with a few instruments (colors/textures) that
play their parts and fit together as a whole. I suspect that is
why I like these paintings more than, say, the Watercolors.
painting has since been sold. Sorry, kids.