Sermon of Feather & Wood

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Size: Not Available Medium: painting Material: Watercolor on cold press paper Frame: Not Framed

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About The Artwork

Year: 2022 Style: fine art Description: This painting was commissioned by the playwright Marty Moore while I was going through a rather traumatic period in my life. I toured her home and the surrounding forest while she related stories about her life there, which all had a quality of magical realism. I took compelling elements from her stories and alloyed them with the painful story I was living through. The result is this meeting of a spirit and a spirit guide along the climb. Need Help? Contact

About The Artist

Samuel Harris Fisher
Samuel Harris Fisher
Fine Art, Abstract Artist
Charlottesville, VA, United States
Samuel Harris Fisher

Fisher was born and raised in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The young forests that now grow from these ancient bones either instilled or simply matched Fisher's quiet yet youthful soul. Despite finding success in a career in technology and business, Fisher found the modern working world to be too loud, too busy, and somehow divorced from reality. Having found meaningful ground to stand on in mysticism and the stillness of the forest, they are now taking the leap into the unknown of the creative life.

Fisher's attempt to resurrect archaic stories and archetypes through their art was inspired by our modern desperation for meaning. This proved to be a path towards contrivance.

In their thirties, they began channeling their art exclusively through a mystic process. Putting their critical, conceptual mind aside, they instead attended to the richness of their lived experience and became saturated with qualia. Being attentive in this non-conceptual way allows raw experiences to find their way to the deep mind, where Fisher believes true meaning is cultivated rather than constructed. Fisher now allows the harvest of cultivated meaning to percolate up from the deep without question. Like a dream, the resulting work is mysterious and compelling, not conveying meaning but inviting the blossoming of meaning in the soul of the viewer. Fisher considers the paintings that result from this process to be more akin to sermons, poetry, or mystical utterances than to contrived conceptual art.