Even in a seemingly free society there are those suffering from unwanted thoughts or experiences, or trapped in a helpless situation needing to escape. The ability (if only for a moment) to fly away through our own mental state is within all of us. Freedom is a state of mind.
While painting “Fly” I wanted to evoke this mental state. The light pastel colors emphasize a calm and tranquil energy. The image of the soaring eagle symbolizes freedom and independence. My hope is that “Fly” will capture this feeling and help people achieve freedom through visual escapism.
“To make people free is the aim of art, therefore art for me is the science of freedom.” – Joseph Beuys
Fly* was SOLD in 2013