“Flying man”. Acrylic, canvas on canvas. 24″x36″

“I am angry, fearful, compassionate, joyous, sad, greedy, generous, enraged, meek, and all the good and bad emotions and all the praiseworthy and reprehensible actions that can be found in all men together or separately. I have tried out all the vices and all the virtues, and in a single day I feel inclined to weep and laugh, give and keep, repose and suffer, and I am always unaware of the cause and the momentum of these contrarieties. I have heard this alternative of contrary impulses called madness; if it be so, we are all mad to a greater or lesser degree for I have noticed this unforeseen and repeated alternation in everyone.” Jorge Luis Borges. DSC_1057

Yo tengo ira, miedo, piedad, alegría, tristeza, codicia, largueza, furia, mansedumbre y todos los buenos y malos afectos y loables y reprehensibles ejercicios que se puedan encontrar en todos los hombres juntos o separados. Yo he probado todos los vicios y todas las virtudes, y en un mismo día me siento con inclinación a llorar y a reír, a dar y a retener, a holgar y a padecer, y siempre ignoro la causa y el impulso de estas contrariedades. A esta alternativa de movimientos contraríos, he oído llamar locura; y sí lo es, todos somos locos, grado más o menos, porque en todos he advertido esta impensada y repetida alteración.” *Citado por Jorge Luis Borges, de Torres Villaroel , en su texto “La nadería de la personalidad.”


Wings. Acrylic, 30″x40″

But it is sometimes just at the moment when we think that everything is lost that the intimation arrives which may save us; one has knocked on the doors which lead nowhere, and then one stumbles without knowing it on the only door through which one can enter—which one might have sought in vain for a hundred years—and it opens on its own accord. —Proust, In Search of Lost Time.


“Be daring, be different, be impractical”

Acrylic, canvas on canvas. Serie of three.
“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the ordinary slave of the ordinary.” Even If it means to paint holes and people flying.

“Se atrevido, se diferente, se impráctico, se cualquier cosa que afirme la integridad de tu propósito y tu visión imaginativa. Deja de ser una criatura de la cotidianidad o esclavo de lo ordinario.” Aunque eso signifique pintar agujeros y gente volando.