Monday, December 28, 2009

Are humans the only creatures that strive to improve themselves?

Below are two small paintings I started yesterday and finished today. They seem to be about striving, improving, desire for growth, awareness.... maybe influenced by the New Years Resolutions people are making. Is this desire to improve ourselves- something that sets us apart from other living creatures?









Wind (study)
Acrylic with ink and pencil, 4x4x1.5











Flight (study)
Acrylic with ink and pencil, 4x4x1.5

I've always been drawn to birds and trees and skies... right now I have art in an exhibit at Moving Box Studios with several other artists, many of them drawn to the same natural elements. Its not surprising that creative minds often tap into the same pockets of inspiration.