Tangible Ephemera

Some Girls All Pleased by the Same Thing, 20" square, Acrylic on Canvas

This painting cracks me up. It cracked me up as I was painting it too. Some Girls All Pleased By What they See. What are the chances of that many girls (young women) being at the same place, at the same time, looking at the same thing, and all feeling pleased by it? Not to mention the fact that they all kind of look alike.

I’m looking for that place where the impossible and the possible might co-exist. The intention behind making Art is to reference something beyond one’s self. It’s possible, of course, to apply paint onto a surface, which is all painting is anyway. But it’s just about impossible to truly reference something outside of  one’s experience.