Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?
- May 25, 2016
Marae Arahurahu once was a Polynesian site for religious ceremonies to celebrate their dead ancestors. Now two huge Tahitian god figures stand silently. They seem to hold court in their natural palace grounds. I am alone as I honor them with paintings. I have to paint them. One thought I have is that 116 years ago it was Marae Arahurahu which inspired Gauguin to paint, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? He questioned life’s meaning. And, so do I. I begin to feel Gauguin's presence, as painting drives me to seek to answer in my own life, Gauguin’s quest, What Am I? I am a traveling...Read more