I Paint God's Mistake

“I paint God's mistake. What I mean by that is not pejorative but it does grapple with mockery and its association with mortality.” - the artist

You Cannot Live Your Life All At Once, 2016, Oil on canvas, 8 X 8 inches, $500

You Cannot Live Your Life All At Once, 2016, Oil on canvas, 8 X 8 inches, $500

True Error is unintended loss which manifests as our mortal existence, and our moral crisis. Our mortality is not the intent of death, but our personal destiny is annihilation.

Obligation, 2017, Graphite on paper, 14 X 12 inches, NFS

Obligation, 2017, Graphite on paper, 14 X 12 inches, NFS

As conscious individuals we are descendants of a broken existence; a dichotomy where each of us is innocent of creating our mortal destiny, but vulnerable to condemning our connection with others who “created us to die” without our permission.

Lack of Consciousness, 2017, torn paper in frame, 10.5 X 12 inches, $300

Lack of Consciousness, 2017, torn paper in frame, 10.5 X 12 inches, $300

Our “error” is our ownership of blame for mortality, which is not the power over death; it is our power over cruelty; the option to love our existence or not. I use the ancient medium of 2-D paintings/sketches because of their fractured reality to our conscious observation, and their well-established place in history.

Untitled, 2016, Oil on canvas, 24 X 20 inches, $3300

Untitled, 2016, Oil on canvas, 24 X 20 inches, $3300

Like the backside of a hung painting we are all absent/invisible before our birth and brought into reality through “the others” who made their mark on our canvas of life already. We are separate from them and unknowing about the value of existence until they choose to birth us and give us presence that is visible.

No Witness, 2016, Oil on Canvas, 24 X 20 inches, $2300

No Witness, 2016, Oil on Canvas, 24 X 20 inches, $2300

Once born we become a witness to the presence of our previous absence and our mortality. We become a witness to the eternal divide in life; TIME AS MOTION with its hidden backside as well as its obvious front. We are the moving witnesses that give Life its presence and awareness of the unknown because we are all born from this never-ending absence.

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.graceanncummings.art/graceann-cummings.html. You may also follow the artist on Facebook at www.facebook.com/paintGODsMISTAKE as well as Instagram @gracepianoann.


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