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ARTIST'S STATEMENT

I have thoroughly enjoyed Egyptian art since I first saw photographs of it when I was a child. From there I was drawn into the mystery and beauty of the King Tutankhamen and Ramses exhibits that toured the United States. At each exhibit I was awed by the papyrus renderings and tapestries that accompanied the exhibits, done by contemporary Egyptian artists in ancient Egyptian style. I purchased several of the works and am surrounded by them in my computer room. The beauty of heiroglyphs still fascinates me; and I have used them and Egyptian styles frequently in my paintings mixed symbolically within the context of my own visions.

BEYOND TIME BASENJIS has many layers. There is the Basenji personality trait thematically presenting itself within each work. There is the presence of the ancient Egyptian style both compositionally and through specific imagery. There is also the presence of my own style woven within and throughout the entire series. Each work has an Airedale in it. Some are only the names of Airedales in the cartouches or Airecrockadales in the water or the great Airesphinx. The Basenji is very much like the Airedale in personality of both dog and owner. There is a certain drive one would notice ever so present within the Basenji and his owner. As the Airedales are not for everyone, so say Basenji owners of the Basenji. The free flowing undisciplined nature of each breed makes each desireable to the more eccentric dog owner. And so it is that I, "the artist", travel BEYOND TIME, carrying with me my distinctive style, and weaving it around the ancient scribe/artist through a series of works about Basenjis. The Airedales within the works are a part of me, "the artist".

Most of my presentations have been done with a children's picture book appearance. BEYOND TIME BASENJIS is presented symbolically as if you are walking through ancient Egypt through the images brought to you through a museum tour. There is a bibliography for future reading or surfing on Egyptian art and Basenjis at the end of the works. As with all of my openings there will be an email drawing by October 31st, 2001 for a free poster print. Don't forget to sign my guest book at the end of BEYOND TIME BASENJIS. This series will contribute to the rescue of Basenjis as many of my series have contributed to the rescue of Airedales.

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