The Seekers is a collection of images from my Stories to Tell series brought into one painting. While visiting Zion Canyon in southern Utah I was taken by the Virgin River that runs through the whole thing. In any life there seems to be a river that runs through it as well which carves out the breadth and depth of who you are. Some of this river is genetic and other parts environmental. Embracing my life, finding and creating my own stories and sharing them with others are how I interpret what being an artist means.
In this painting there are several archetypes or characters that seem to define and inhabit my creative world. They include: Paleolithic Mother and Child, Teller of Owl Stories, Grandmother Prairie Chicken, Sage, Maiden, Jester and Vasalisa in the Woods. They are the stuff of fairy tales and isn’t a fairy tale often the best way to depict the truth?