Claire J Bateman – Five Paintings


Vinelike


Cascade 


The Quietness Clock


 

Oceanic Clock


 

Epic Float 


 

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.