I am an artist, an oil painter specifically, whose work focuses upon a singular emotive content that exists as a natural response. [ http://josephblanchette.com/ ]
Through the use of representational imagery, and by the obscuration of single primary or multiple primary light sources by foreground elements, an emotive response is created within the viewer that has the capacity to awaken a primal yet displaced sensation of Mystery, or in other terms the feeling of Awe.
The perception of Awe, or The Mystery as per Sanskrit, is the direct, or bodily perception of the mysterious and underlying principal that supports and maintain this and all moments.
"...I wish to reaffirm the meaning of beauty, which has become maligned or obscured. My work is a minimalistic representation, communicating the relationship between the transcendental and the ordinary not available in the various dogmas of abstraction, or conventional realist styles. I intend to the Transcendentalist view that any scene is a profound mystery