Everything changes– all the time. How to depict change on a flat surface? Part of the Cubists’ answer was to use multiple points of view. In this oil on canvas, I tried using a single point of view, but made the elements change: moon rising on the left, sunlight on the right; a forest invading the rooms; a doorjamb becoming a tree; a woman enthralled by death, dressed like a bride. Et Cetera. (This image is also available as a digital print.)
After many years of painting landscapes and city scenes, curiosity drew me towards the vivid images of my dreams. I was aware of the works of Joan Miró, Max Ernst, Dalí and Paul Delveaux, but only gradually realized that the images that arose in my own sleep were just as worthy of being painted as the scenes I observed during my waking hours. They are formidable challenges to paint, and if I were confined to painting either the waking or sleeping aspects of life, I would paint dreams.