Of Ghosts And Hopes
this is how the Of Ghosts And Hopes project began… on april, 12th, 2011 (the 150th anniversary of the first fired shots of the war,) i went back to a painting that i began last year to finish it so that it could be included in the series. at the conclusion of my project, there will be a total of 36 paintings that tell the story of the Civil War from its beginnings to the events surrounding the end of the war. i intend to find a site where it can be installed as a permanent, historical art installation to commemorate the people of the war. i will hopefully be completing nine paintings a year over the course of the next four years… it is a daunting task, for i am not a full time artist right now… i have a day job, and i have familial responsibilities… but, i also have determination and fire, and with these fuels i know that it can be done. i am also in the process of seeking funding for this project to ensure proper timing of its completion… i’ll let you know how that goes. anyway… i will do my best to keep posting here about this project, because i want to share the process with you, and i want some type of electronic documentation of this. until next time… godspeed.