|© Stephen Wolfe|
I spent my working years in the medical field. Communication is the mortar that holds the bricks of good medical care intact. Likewise, communication is the glue of leading to success or failure between us all. Motivating my abstract paintings is communicating those ideas, feelings, and reactions that I cannot put into words.
The language of abstract art is foreign to many. Yet much can be communicated. When I paint, reason surrenders to feeling. Although the language is abstract, the expression, like music or dance, is universal, connecting people everywhere—a journey seeking paths that are friends to all of us—sensuousness, hope, curiosity, and comfort.
In this way I hope to use motion, shape and color to connect with people from the corners of the bayous of Louisiana to the metropolitan areas of Seattle. Each painting is a journey, an adventure. I try to arrive at a place of grace—acceptance and hope residing side by side. When people see my work, hopefully they are provoked to feel or follow their thoughts to a new place—have their own adventures.