This painting collage is availble here.
I began using ladders in my drawings and collages in full force last summer when we created our ArtPrize installation for MadCap Coffee Co. called Perspective Lifters. I made up several wooden ladders of differing sizes out of scrap wood. I also carried the image into woodblock prints and drawings. I would like to keep playing with this image and see where it takes me.
So what does it mean??? Well art will invariably mean different things to different people. For me the image of the ladder speaks to our desire for transcendence. It is connected to our deep need to be in touch with the unseen world. The ladder also may refer to our ability to go beyond what we can ordinarily do, with the help of some person, tool or special curcumstance. finding a teacher to take piano lessons with may be your ladder to reach a whole new area of your personality.