Communication.........I think that’s why I enjoy reading so much…and why I like to paint the figure reading. I think of it almost as a sacred meditation connecting to the long linkage of the essence of individual souls. There’s the capacity for raw honesty in writing and the possibility of true intimacy. We can be that other person or at the least know what that person is feeling and thinking. It's a door into another’s soul present and past, alive and dead. Not only are we allowed to say things in books and writing that we could never express privately or publicly but we are also available to hear secret things that one cannot say. There was a movie about CS Lewis...I forget the title. Sir Anthony Hopkins I think was CS Lewis. And he said something to the effect of "I read so I'm not alone."
If I painted a solitary figure not absorbed in an event one could say she looked lonely but I dare say that all my figures though they are solitary do not look lonely.