Genesis of a Universe
By Charles Newcomb, oil on linen, 35 x 64"
"Art is a communicaton. It can call forth a rainbow of feelings.
It can be beautiful or ugly, make a statement or be indifferent.
The universe is built of polarities and everything that comes between.
Ugliness pulls the spirit down. Beauty lifts it up.
I prefer beauty. I feel it is the closest we can physically get
to our true nature. Beauty is a personal thing. It can be simple
or complex. And it is always in motion; as we create it from moment
to moment. The painter captures it and holds it still.
Our lives are ultimately our canvas to create, regradless of circumstances
or who or what creates against us.
I prefer painting a new reality rather than what exists.
And hopefully the viewer will feel the electricity and energy of
a new creation. Perhaps imparting a sense of the aesthetic and the
spiritual as occupying almost the same space on the playing field."