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Within the moment of time that all stands still there is a flow of creativity that finds expression through the artist's hand. Nature is the physical expression springing from this timeless fountain of all that is. Human beings are the ultimate expression of the boundless spirit and are uniquely endowed with the senses and consciousness to experience the awareness of this great manifestation.

There is a oneness of spirit that naturally arises from this wellspring, uniting all created things and creatures including man and woman. What we see or feel in a great work of art is the nostalgia for union with spirit. The more the artist can find that still point within the closer he or she will come to manifesting a faint resemblance of that distant memory, whether in painting, music, literature or any outward creative expression.

Society has strayed from the solitude of nature and hence from the solitude found within. The visual arts have become more iconoclastic reflecting our preoccupation with the outer distractions and worldly, material pursuits. Our outer ambitions have led to an exploitation of nature and her resources, have polluted her rivers and oceans and contaminated her peace and solitude to the point that her natural rhythms have been compromised.

My most recent paintings have been directly inspired by my time in nature. To paint from nature is to honor her, to honor the creative spirit that binds us to her and the cosmos. In the solitude of her whispering winds and songs of the waves time stands still. Outer pursuits seem trivial and the Great Nostalgia carries us to an inner well being and harmony. The outer expression on the painted surface attempts to document that timeless experience and is dyed in the vibration of the spirit. The onlooker is invited to ride the creative spirit, to transcend the banal, to find respect and care for the planet and all of her inhabitants - to strike an inner chord that resounds in the realization that in the many is the One.

“The righteous teaches many, but fools die for want of wisdom.

The rich man’s wealth is in the city.

Fixation of the soul is vanity.

Destruction of poor people is their poverty.

The poor man’s wealth is in a holy place.

Why do you fight each other?

Why do you kill your brother?

Your reward will be the cemetery.

We have to build a better Nation.

Clean up the creation or there will be no future for you and me.”

Peter Tosh

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Boiling Sea, Melting Rocks, #5
oil on paper,
30 x 22 inches, 2007

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Boiling Sea, Melting Rocks, #4
oil on paper,
30 x 22 inches, 2007

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Boiling Sea, Melting Rocks, #3
oil on paper,
30 x 22 inches, 2007

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Boiling Sea, Melting Rocks, #2
oil on paper,
30 x 22 inches, 2007

global warimng, stephen linsteadt

Boiling Sea, Melting Rocks, #6
oil on paper,
30 x 22 inches, 2007

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Numinosum
oil on paper,
30 x 22 inches, 2007



global warming, stephen linsteadt

Boiling Sea, Melting Rocks, #11
oil on paper,
30 x 22 inches, 2007

global warming, stephen linsteadt

Boiling Sea, Melting Rocks, #12
oil and graphite on paper,
30 x 22 inches, 2007

global warming, stephen linsteadt

Boiling Sea, Melting Rocks, #14
oil on paper,
30 x 22 inches, 2007

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Boiling Sea, Melting Rocks, #9
oil on paper,
30 x 22 inches, 2007

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Being
oil on paper,
30 x 22 inches, 2007

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Glass Beach
oil on paper,
30 x 22 inches, 2007


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