beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know
Those lines from the John Keats poem "Ode on a Grecian Urn" have inspired me for much of my life.
I take them to mean that there is a deep equivalence between beauty and truth and while there is much more we need to know, knowing that symmetry and from Whom it originates is the beginning of wisdom and a meaningful life.
In my paintings I aspire to truth primarily by seeing and responding to beauty as I see it in creation, in the landscape settings where I find myself and in the relationships that make life so precious.
In my writings, I aspire to truth through insight, experience and knowledge and hope that in the presentation the beauty of words also arises.