Whenever I go on painting trips I am looking for views and pictures
that show so clearly some of the underlying facts about energy and the
life energy that is all around us.
A trip a few years ago to the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan illustrated this
so clearly. The sand and desert formation indicates the cataclysmic disruption
that took place and also evidences that this occurred in comparatively
recent history, but shows how the land coped with what had occurred.
I love to paint a tree – each one is so
different. “It expresses a complete life history just by being there
…it just grows and grows until its life span is ended, someone cuts
it down or maybe pollution levels overcome it. To me it is the living
energy of life, wonderfully expressed in trees; life energy without ego.
So much energy; appreciation of that adds to your own outlook on life.
We have to look at our world in different ways.
I have talked about this in the recent brochure of my 2008 Painting exhibition
and the book "The Environment and Cosmic Metabolism".