John Burkett
My most recent work deals with the forces associated with the sea; wind, waves, and the self-discovery that can be experienced when one is exposed to or in dialogue with them. I have particular interest in those moments when, perhaps out of desperation or duress, the human psyche projects onto and interprets natural phenomenon in a way that reflects our own dreams, desires, fears and internal mysteries. The paintings combine my own experiences sailing and beachcombing around the Boston Harbor with stories culled from history, literature and mythology where the sea is a catalyst for self-discovery.