El Sueño (The Dream)
The setting for this painting is the Mediterranean. It is a nocturnal scene and was inspired by places I have visited and know in the north along the coast, especially near the border where Spain meets France. In my art as in my life, I try to simplify things as much as possible. Through painting, I hope to show what I perceive as an underlying harmony, order, and energy, which flows through all things, a sign of Nature’s providence. When we stop and become quiet and really pay attention to what is happening around us, we encounter poetry in the ordinary, the sacred of the everyday. Then we may transcend the stresses, disappointments and difficulties of life and experience the truly magical aspect of the ordinary. Here is where we find complete peace and serenity behind the veil of the physical world. Here all things begin to blossom and transform into their true nature and we may begin to perceive that contained within everything, there is something unchanging, permanent, eternal, numinous. This something , whatever ‘IT” is, is difficult to put into words. It is ineffable. As a result of this encounter we are rejuvenated in body, mind and spirit.