RELATIONSHIPS - Thoughts on the new
These pieces, at least while in progress, are about relationships; what
color next to which, what pattern or shape moves the piece along or
hinders its (my) progress? What happens when the paint physically engages
with the drawn shape - or is ignored - or is obscured by it? What excites?
What calms? What opens? What gathers? Often small changes answer large
I work thru the relationships and the mood that those relationships
engender with much patience, as these works often take a while to reveal
Sure, I wanted to have a painting - I’m not innocent of that lustful
thought - of the aggressive action, but the result of that act is a
progeny of uncertain parentage and an entity that in no small way, gave
birth to itself.
Then are the paintings, after they’re completed, about relationships
and moods and intentions - or are they wide open to interpretation?
Because there is no obvious “subject” does that leave only
the process? Does it matter how we got here?