Artists work to see, feel and capture a thing (a place, a mood, a person, a thin strand of thought), to interpret it in such a way to reach through the painting and into you.
We're creating filaments of connection, interwoven emotions, common experiences, magnifying glasses and telescopes, tin cans on strings, ears against the wall, eyes agains the peephole.
There are hits and misses, epiphanies and utter failures. When a painting reaches into you and grabs something in your heart, your memories, your hopes or fears and causes a slight tremor - it is then a sublime success.
Those successes, those moment of connection and seeing, send us scurrying back to the paint to begin again, like busy spiders, weaving, tearing down, reweaving.