Paul Brahms Artist Statement
My artwork is a way of expressing what I notice around me, and what rises up within me. It's a way to share my experience, and bring joy and reassurance and surprise and other forms of life-sustaining concepts to others. I aspire to be like the bee who tells his co-workers where the flowers are or a filmmaker who illuminates the tension in a scene. I want my work to move, to have atmosphere, and to embody a searching, questioning state of being, but this requires meditation as much as agitation, and I straddle this polarity often ,leaving a visual record of this struggle. Ultimately, my painting is a meditation, a yearning for intimate awareness.