Metaphors in mixed media

Today is difficult, there really aren't many things left that seem to be pure. I think love is pure. I think art is pure. And magic. Magic is everything we don't know ... Fritz Scholderl I have long been fascinated by the magic and power of objects and images to affect memory, emotion and experience. I began these paintings with memories of personal experiences, then conjured images which served as literal and personal or symbolic metaphors relating to my past (times, places, people, etc.). With each piece I started with an idea, but without a preconcieved idea of what the finished painting would look like. The metaphors and composition evolved in the process of making the picture. [see more in text]