Anthony DiMichele

“Visitation”
Oil and casein painting
31″ x 23″
San Juan Island

Artist Statement:
Art is one of the primary escape routes available to humanity.  It can help us escape the world of our needs urges and cravings, allowing us a respite from the world of action by replacing action with contemplation of images and the thoughts and feelings they evoke or provoke in us. I consider myself, as a maker or images, to be a kind of benevolent drug pusher who offers people temporary relief from pain.