"Can’t Stop the Beat of a Wild Heart" Painting
Updated: Jan 15, 2021
May 15, 2012 — original post
You just can’t make too many demands of a wild heart — it will follow it’s own rhythm to the ends of the earth.
This painting is completely abstract and spontaneous in it’s origin, inspired heavily by the nonobjective art of Kandinsky, Franz Marc, and a host of Expressionist painters. Still as I explored this painting further, the image of a human heart appeared to be throbbing there on the canvas, with the sharp triangular points appearing at the sides to stab it, and long strips of ribbons trying to cover and contain it.
The analogy whispers to me that a very passionately creative free spirit (such as myself, of course) is not as receptive in dealing with the demands of a traditional society, with it’s overrule of practicality and constrictions. You can’t stop wild horses, and if you do, you’ve killed a very beautiful spirit of nature.
Best to let the wild hearts run free, so that they can share the beauty and insight that helps uplift the world.