The Artist makes you feel what you already know –
And the Writer makes you know what you already feel.
Paintings have names and art shows are accompanied by written brochures, while books use illustrations to round out what they communicate. This symbiotic relationship tells us artists and writers complement each other and act in concert to render the full expression of an idea.
I commissioned this painting to complement my words on equal footing with the visual expression. I purposely did not interface with the artist in order to allow his understanding of my words to be incorporated in the painting as an unbridled expression. The resulting image is his acknowledgment in form what I stated in fact.
He painted: Flourishing Trees without Roots to sustain them which visually expresses my statement that the Artist and the Writer require each other to render whole understandings. One alone without the other is no more viable than a tree without roots.
The artist Yossi is involved with Pinotigul a group that promotes artists with disabilities: akin to trees without roots who need help to render their work accessible to the world.
When I received the painting, my son Uri came and met the artist. He did not notice, ask or care the artists had disabilities and with that perhaps remedied mine.
I am thankful that through commissioning Yossi to express himself, I am able to expose him to others who might do the same and along the way perhaps created a new genre: Wriainting. Definition: The rantings of a writers expressed through paintings.