The above painting is The Other. 11″ x 15″. Acrylic and oil on paper. Created on El Patio February 2012. While working I often had the feeling of another presence at my side or looking over my shoulder. Not the art school instructor or a tequila sprite but an ineffable companion in the act of art. I struggled to make this feeling tangible in this painting.
Who is the third who walks always beside you?
When I count, there are only you and I together
but when I look ahead up the white road
there is always another one walking beside you
gliding wrapt in a brown mantel, hooded
I do not know whether a man or a woman
but who is that on the other side of you?
T.S. Eliot – from The Waste Land – V.