This piece is part of my continuing Mood and Mystery series. The series has grown out of the change in direction my art took in 2018, as well as events in my own life, well beyond my control and which compelled and continue to compel a close examination of my interior self rather than simply responding to the physical landscape around me. The series of paintings is ever evolving.
What is mood other than an emotional setting, an atmosphere, a feeling, a sensation? Mystery is an enigma, a puzzle, something that cannot be fully understood by using one’s reason. The series thus emphasizes emotion above all else and is a window in a moment frozen in time to my interior universe. Once the viewer has accepted my invitation to become emotionally attached to the painting, he or she can receive its message.