UNBOUNDED IN EVERY DIRECTION
I have always operated in a realm that is not wholly realistic. I don’t think I’m a liar… but maybe that’s what I am. I’d prefer to be called a dreamer but that’s too gentle. The harsh clarity of the roaring of waves and the vertigo of the rolling of mountains and the deafening silence of the stars is more than a dream.
It’s ironic, but the more deeply footed I am in the natural world, the more I see of the spiritual one. It's near impossible to express this in our frantic and practical lives, though I hope that these ideas find a little narrative in my paintings. I do notice the lights in the supermarket checkout and peak hour traffic but I feel them most when I can be quiet with nature.
“Just as in a stormy sea, unbounded in every direction, rising and falling with howling mountainous waves, a sailor sits in a boat and trusts in its frail barque: so in the midst of a world of sorrows the individual sits quietly, supported by and trusting in his [individuality]” - Schopenhauer 1881
I love this quote but I am fortunate enough to have experienced that the world is not just of sorrow, but of joy, great joy and love. For where would the stars be if they did not have the darkness to bind them together?
Exhibition November 21 to December 09, 2013
CHARLES HEWITT GALLERY
48-54 Chapel Street MARRICKVILLE NSW 2204
Tel: 9565 2050 www.charleshewitt.com.au