Big World Little World Series

Many years ago I was fortunate 

to have met a 92 year old artist

named Harriet Middleton. She 

taught me the concept of "Big

World Little World."  Her schooling

was all encompassing and gave

her the gift of this concept, which

is no longer taught in most art

schools. The Big world is the

universe and spirit, and the small

world is the painting. As very

large shapes overlap each other

within the small world of the

painting, they also extend, in our imaginations, to the bigger world.

Smaller and smaller repeated

shapes fill the canvas, and what  

develops is the feeling of unity.

Harriet understood, as I do, that

​unity not only involves the painting,

but also the spirit of universe and

universal truths.