Description On the Appian way, thousands of convicts, both political and criminal were crucified. Many countless people contemplate suicide, this androgynous individual is uncertain wither to take the leap into the ocean off his-her crucifix. Fascist soldiers wait in the background. A small group of people are beside the cross, one has an enormous ear. Let those who have ears hear. The face of the contemplative suicide has 3 faces, one the loved one who will mourn for them. But the brilliant sun is breaking thru in a new dawning. New hope. The sun is burning down the evil towers of Babylonia. 36 x 31'.
Red Jordan Arobateau, San Francisco Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement Red Jordan Arobateau is an artist/writer. His book A Small Retrospect Of My Art Paintings can be found on Amazon.com along with many of his 80 novels. Lulu.com has many of his books. Also Blurb.com. And his website is redjordanarobateau.com
Red Jordan Arobateau. Born in Chicago in 1943, Red is a writer/painter who lives & works in San Francisco. Red is a person of mixed race heritage, including African-American, Hispanic & Native American Indian. His work reflects a diversity of people. He is religious, tending both Christian church & synagogue. Red is a Transsexual man. He is a proud member of the GLBT community. His education ended after a semester or two of college. He is a self-taught artist and writer. He is an outsider artist. He is archived in the Bancroft Library an acquisition library at UC Berkeley. His Catalogue 2008 contains a list and description of his life’s work—80 titles of fiction. Novels, dramas; poetry, short story collections, and now his on-going Journal. Red’s recent art book, A SMALL RETROSPECT OF MY ART PAINTINGS can be picked up at bookstores such as Babylon Falling in San Francisco. About his ‘RETROSPECT’ Red says: “I would like this book to become a ‘coffee table’ book for artists—especially beginners or those recalcitrant, to draw inspiration from.” And, about returning to fine arts oil painting after 40 years; “Very soon now I shall say; at last, embarked on the life of an artist! Hands on! To get dirty in the muck & mire of color, smells, substance; physical form!”
“I don’t know where to place myself on the spectrum of art. Everyone wants to know where they belong. Is it possible to ‘place’ oneself on its ever-changing stream?” “I love my work, thus I continue. Fiery sunburst corona of raw creation! There is nothing to replace it! First colors blazing off the pallet! Magnificent reds, eye-shattering yellows, oranges! Vibrant green/blues! Raw! Fresh, the dawn of infant art—done by hands touched by the Master.”
He has said; in his fine Journal PASSAGE: “A writers art is a tool of Justice.” And of painting? “Art is the best friend you have.”
“Hope these Journals will be an inspiration, and a table book for struggling artists/ writers/ dancers/actors everywhere—as it regards the labor of the love of their respective crafts!”