Genres: Symbolism

An overview of Symbolist Art Before I found a contemporary guiding philosophy in Remodernism, I recognized in my work shared concerns with the Symbolist painters of the late 1800s-early 1900s. The spiritual aspects of light, darkness and color. Acceptance of gods, monsters and the grotesque as worthy explorations for art. A mystical sense of purpose.…

Quotes: Myths

“Myths are the world’s dreams. They are archetypal dreams and deal with great human problems. Myths and dreams come from the same place. They come from realizations of some kind that then have to find expression in symbolic form.” -Joseph Campbell Painting is among the greatest of symbolic forms.

Artwork: Michele Bledsoe

Michele Bledsoe “And Then I Do” acrylic on canvas 12″ x 9″ Michele has painted several portraits of us. This one is inspired by our theme poem, a favorite of Michele’s from childhood: “The Owl and the Pussycat” by Edward Lear. Our wedding cake topper was a little ceramic figure of the animals in their…

Influences: Albert Pinkham Ryder

Self taught American visionary Albert Pinkham Ryder unfortunately did not use sound painting techniques. At the time of their creation his works were described as glowing like jewels, filled with inner light. Most of them now only hint towards their original presence. Using kerosene and bacon fat as mediums is not advisable. He would glaze…

Influences: Henri Rousseau

The works of Henri Rousseau “…by re-introducing the values of the imaginary into the art of his period, he went beyond one of the needs of his time – and ours.” –from Henrirousseau.net A prototype for the Remodernist artist. Rousseau cultivated his own idiosyncratic vision into playful and profound statements on reality. Michele and I…