James Sparks

Constellations 46"x52" Late Fall Transformations 36"x48" Entanglement 47"x61" 013 Debi's Hydrangea 54"x65"

My imagery stems from the everyday observations of the banal and commonplace which, on careful meticulous examination, reveal patterns and order easily missed the first time around.

I am inspired by the rather ordinary objects in nature that share with me the daily struggles for survival that make life interesting. Usually, at second or third appraisal, I see these prosaic forms in their various stages of life and decay as strange and alien and I am moved by their beauty.