Thursday, August 12, 2010


This little sketch is so old I don't remember what I was thinking, although vaguely I guess it might have been a song. Here are some words I tentatively added to the bio, to make it unique and thought-provoking, or at least a little clever.

Barbara thinks perhaps an artist is a kind of light-breathing creature – inhaling the visual world, gasping at beauty, holding its breath, infusing its cells with color -- then exhaling to release rearranged molecules and energy.

I just thought of the following, not necessarily for the bio, but I think it has some truth that might be missing. I don't really think of myself as an artist or my paintings as art. Humility is a cardinal virtue, and I aspire.


  1. The inhaling and exhaling concept is truly lovely and analytic Barbara, I also loved your representation! I agree with you , humility is a virtue that every one needs to have.

  2. I love the way you say that!! Inhaling/exhaling... what a great way to see it. I love the painting.