David Linn – The First Labor


Artwork Description

The First Labor

Dimensions: 60 x 60″
Year: 2005
Media: oil on panel

About his work David Linn says that it “is born out of a need to articulate for myself the terrain of my own passage through mortality—to explore the events and implications of a spiritual existence forming currents that flow beneath the observable world. The symbolic internal worlds and environments of my paintings seem at times more real to me than my physical environment because they are evidence to me of what is felt most acutely. The paintings then become objects of devotion—personal evidence of a process that is, for me, verbally inexpressible. My work has evolved into a meditation on themes of searching, passage, and purification through these internal wilderness places—a landscape where events and objects assume multi-layered symbolic significance and actions become ceremonial in nature.”