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Acrylic on canvas, 18” x 24”
“Deflected, inflected, wound too tight;
Growing, maturing, a need to take flight.
Finding the balance can be so hard
Time will tell if I’m the one barred.”

Balance Sketch
I think most artists have self-doubts and at the same time a bothersome ego. While I don’t really believe in Astrology I was born under the sign of Gemini, the twins – and such individuals are supposed be exhibit a great difficulty in find the middle – they vacillate back and forth between all black or all white. That is me to a “T.”
So using the adjoining doodle from a few years ago I painted an amorphous gray background on top of which are a series of geometric shapes dominated by overlapping triangles. These are trying to be balanced on a column of life as it grows and unfolds –an adaptation of the Fibonacci life spiral.
The large graduated circular spiral represents my attempts to embody the middle ground while the counter balancing small but colorful “seed” expresses my innate desire to stand out and be different.
So this is a visual and intellectual expression of my Gemini dilemma.