WORDS FROM FRANK

 

 

 

 

The Story of  8

The Story of 8 is still partly a mystery to me. It reaches back to my childhood, to a point of self-realization. At the age of 8, I found out I was adopted. The shock of this discovery challenged my image of who I am and my place in this world. At that young age, I made a deal with myself to be self-sufficient. As an artist, my work has come to reflect this commitment. I tell people who see my work and ask for the meaning , “If you really see my art, you will see yourself and from there you may see life itself.” The number 8 is present in each piece I create. It is my connection to my work… 8 is Me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Life of 5

When I first starting painting about my life, I remember hearing a story of the noted psychiatrist, Carl Jung going to his cabin and carving relatives names in the wall. He felt the act of doing this brought him emotionally closer to them. I didn’t see how that was possible, so I took one of my paintings and did something similar to it with my feelings, but I just messed up my painting. To fix what I had done I started creating numbers for meanings which coincidentally corresponded to numerology. I didn’t plan that, and I am not a numerologist, but I do think that information can come to us from places we are not aware of. For me, the number 5 is about deep interest in life, love, and adventure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“If you really see my art, you will see yourself and from there you may see life itself.”

FRANK ARNOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Use Your Imagination. Your life can be art.”

FRANK ARNOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

“If anyone’s art moves you for a moment… then it’s done its job.”

FRANK ARNOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I go to a place where no words are spoken, a place where there is no sound, no smell, even my sense of touch goes away. I am left in a bright place where things seem to be given to me. It’s a wonderful place where I feel I can do anything; a place that I am so grateful for because I can see.”

FRANK ARNOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Unlock your imagination and become who you truly are.”

FRANK ARNOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Abstract Art Is Silent Music.”

FRANK ARNOLD

 

 

 

“ If your honest with your artwork you will find yourself”

FRANK ARNOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“You have to feel the image before you can create it”

FRANK ARNOLD