Oil on Canvas
39.25" x 53"
Falling Into Place is a visual depiction of a long-labored spiritual revelation. I am a man who has spent a lifetime attempting to force the outcome of situations that can only be deemed successful if they occur without the use of force. When I reached my mid forties, I came to the conclusion that if I got out of my own way, my path would be clearer.
The batons in the foreground appear to be falling in a random fashion from an unknown origin threatening to disrupt the pre-existing continuity of the aligned crystals. It should however be assumed that each independent bar also emerged from that same undefined plane and without intervention, found their place in the linear order.
If there is, in fact, a design to the universe which one euphemistically refers to as God’s plan, then it is certain that no effort, no desire, no passion, and above all, no prayer on my part can, in any way alter that plan. Perhaps the plan need not be altered.