Salem on the Edge art gallery featured artist Paul Meuse
June 9 to June 24
This collection represents for me a unique moment in my life. Last summer my six-year old child was diagnosed with brain cancer. This year he is seven and nearing the end of a long, harsh, damaging course of radiation and chemotherapy treatment. There are no words to describe the suffering he has encountered nor the depths of his courage, resilience and playfulness in the face of a life-threatening illness. He is my deepest and biggest inspiration.
For the past year I have experienced life as profound tragedy, absurdity, sadness, love, possibilities, whimsicality, fullness, nothingness. Each piece I have created captures a dimension or combination of these realities as I’ve lived them. This is me humbling myself to the dirt and the earth and forever searching for lost and discarded object