This drawing is an illustration right out my own childhood storybook. Like every little boy and girl, I stayed up late at night watching a snowman from my bedroom window, and wished he could magically come to life under the moonlit sky. Of course, my hopes were encouraged by repeatedly watching the animated short film The Snowman, by Author & Illustrator Raymond Briggs. The 80's film was unique in that there was no dialogue between characters, but simply a beautiful soundtrack accompanied by lovingly hand-rendered illustrations. The desire to make things by hand has always been a part of me, and like all artists, I mimic past creative genius to improve my own.
In the heart of every artist, there is a wish that what we create will ultimately take on a life of its own. This ancient memory of our shared human origin stems from living in a created universe covered with a multiplicity of divine fingerprints. From the organized atoms in our human DNA to the dust particles of the celestial universe, we are magically and wonderfully animated just like The Snowman. It is no coincidence that artists everywhere share the gift of life with inanimate objects as we follow our spiritual callings to co-create with the divine.