||This is the
first painting I ever did. It was an assignment for my 10th grade Art Class. I
loved this class. The teacher brought in a wooden box covered with a black veil to
prevent us from looking in. He called it "Harvey" and told us not to mess
with it because "Harvey was hungry". After wondering for days what this
was all about, the teacher took out a knife and cut a slit in the center of the concealing
cloth. He explained that we have 5 senses, but too often we rely only on our sense
of sight to create art. We were to stick our hand into through the slit in the black
veil, and using our sense of touch, we could create anything to interpret what we felt.
Possibly in the being, there was some sense of order to "Harvey", but I
was at the end of the line and it was now in chaos. I was in my outer world reaching
through the black veil that separated me from Harvey, seeking what was left through the
chaos. I was God in the Heavens, reaching through the all-seeing eye, seeking what
was left of mankind after he destroyed what was created. There are various symbols
throughout the painting, but in the top right hand corner floats an embryo... hope
for a new life?