Claire J Bateman – Five Paintings
Artist’s Statement on Beauty
If it doesn’t heal and wound us, it isn’t beauty.
If its inside isn’t larger than its outside, it isn’t beauty.
If it isn’t unquantifiable, it isn’t beauty.
If its presence doesn’t disturb, disrupt, confound the soul, even while setting it at rest, it isn’t beauty.
If it doesn’t have something to do with love, it isn’t beauty.
Claire Bateman lives and works in Greenville, SC, and is the author of eight poetry collections, most recently, Scape from New Issues Poetry and Prose. She has also contributed art for book covers.