When this sort of painting is successful, viewers usually choose an interpretation and are pretty adamant about it. With Flock there is that black mark in the lower edge of the painting left of center that is particularly figurative. I have been asked, “Is this Jesus Christ?” I have also been accused of painting Osama Bin Laden. Personally, I am more interested in the first interpretation, but I am fascinated by the strength and variety of convictions that emerge.Randall Stoltzfus, Dreamseeker Magazine
This illustrated essay appeared in the Winter 2007 issue of Dreamseeker Magazine. You can read the whole essay on the Cascadia Publishing House website.