Its very confusing and often frustrating being an artist; Why? because everywhere you look you see things you want to capture and try to recreate in some way or other. I see images and faces everywhere i look, in all kinds of strange places; what does that mean? do i possess a third eye, another sense of some kind; an invisible yet potent vision of things, that others do not see as they are less tuned into their surroundings.
I have had that ability all of my life, to see things in people and entities which drives my curiosity and artistic nature.
I am thus grateful to almighty God for the gift of art, and the ability to string some words together in poetic form. I write a poem for all my paintings and each piece of artwork i create; here is a sample of such a poem, written for the piece of art entitled LADY MAN; the poem seeks to capture the thoughts, pain and suffering of a trans-sexual person. I do hope you like the painting in my on line gallery and this poem which exemplifies same.
Lady man lady man, who am I?
man or lady, born to cry,
nice for you to stare and jest,
I’m same as you, and the rest.
I’m both, I’m two, I’m double me,
I’m twins inside and out you see,
I’m nature’s way of showing you
God’s creations loved and true.
Come the day you start to see,
all the pain inside of me,
the living hell that I endure,
just being me, but I want more.
I’m you, I’m me, I’m just the same,
you’re the picture , I’m the frame,
you’re the hand and I’m the glove,
I want respect, I need your love,
Live your life the best you can,
I’m both the lady and the man,
come the day we all must go,
I’ll meet my maker, he will know.
David Fellerman – June 12 2016