RICHARD BLEDSOE

SYMBOLIST PAINTER 

STATEMENT

I am a painter of parables and fables.

My painting pursues art's original impulses - ineffable spiritual energy represented as patterns, animals or figures of power. Imagery is revealed to me in flashes of inspiration - a complete picture is visualized. I reconstruct the essential forms through a series of automatic gestures on a framework of traditional sacred models, such as tankas, icons and mandalas. The process of painting enhances and changes the original thought.

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