Sunday, October 26, 2008

Dinner for the siamese

Dinner/ 5” x 8” / Acrylic on canvas / 2008

Curiosity killed the cat? Maybe not this one. Looks like the fish are about to see their end.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Why create art?

Art should be experienced, yet it should also be examined. Understanding an artist's work, what state of mind they were in when they created it, and what their inspiration was, are as important to our initial visceral reaction to any work. What drove me to pursue science initially, in a particular field of cancer research, was a desire to contribute to humanity, a need to understand more about this immense mystery that is the human life. And a work of art, at it's best, can be a visual summary of what sets us apart from any other animal.