Archive for December, 2008

31
Dec
08

nightmares…always end

Nightmares always end

27
Dec
08

what is holding up your reality?

What is holding up your reality

24
Dec
08

beyond words

Very little art is made without the artist’s reliance on thoughts and concepts. Even if the work is visual, words are central to the process of its creation.

The last few times I posted images here I didn’t include any text. I remember thinking, this isn’t good for search engines. They rely on words. But, still, no words felt right. So I posted without anyway.

Recently I saw work by an artist I really admire. Unfortunately I don’t believe he has a blog. I related to his watercolors because, like me, he shows figures emerging from abstraction. But his process is different. He creates free form, then searches for images and places them thoughtfully in relationship to the abstract background. I do the opposite.  Without any thoughts or preconceptions in mind, I look at the freely created forms and wait for figures to make themselves apparent, then I “pull them out” of the abstract background.

Why do it this way? Because I want the viewer to be able to go beyond words, concepts and emotions when looking at an image. I don’t know, if course, if this will happen because we all bring our own thoughts and feelings to everything we see. But it seems the best I can do as an artist is to add as little as possible from the realm of mind on my end.

Okay, search engines, here are your words….have at it!

20
Dec
08

why run when you can fly?

Why run

13
Dec
08

walking the dog

Walking the dog

12
Dec
08

tree spirits

One more from this period…

florence-angels3-19772

06
Dec
08

visions past

Florence angel2 1977




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