Saturday, 13 February 2016

it
is 
now 
2016
began 
painting in 1994
inspired by the works 
and the life of Vincent van Gogh 
it is as though he looked directly into the sun 
while the rest had turned their backs fearful (full of fear) 
of losing their sight when truth was that
fear had already struck them blind
dictating to them where they
could and where 
they could not 
cast their
gaze

to look steadily intently with fixed attention

i
am
not
speaking
of
navel
gazing
of
which 
there
seems
to
be
an
excess 
of
it
is
a
twenty
first
century
malady

the gaze of one such as Vincent van Gogh requires 

c
o
u
r
a
g
e

a willingness to risk the possibility of blindness for sight

Vincent
inspires
me
toward

c o u r a g e o u s n e s s






















  




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