Room After Room
Ruminations part 3 . . .
"Ok. Room After Room," "That painting won an Award of Merit at the National Arts for the Parks competition last year. I have no doubt the judge saw what I see in it - another beautifully subtle painting about time. The series of doors, opening upon successive dimensions - you could be going back, back to the time when these doors were made 400 years ago of native oak for the Mission Conception in San Antonio. Or you could be going forward, approaching and entering the defining portals of your future. But it's the chair by the door, empty and waiting, that holds you to the here and now, inviting you to just . . . . sit and be."
"I'm glad you're having so much fun with this," he says. He is amused and smiling, indulging me in love. I take this moment of good will to mention a painting we've argued about in real life.