Each painting develops of its own accord. Some lines and color start the process in motion. More imagery and patterns start to emerge. Portions are covered up or revealed again nudging me this way and that. Eskimo sculptors say a rock must be listened to in order to divulge what animal or form the sculptor must then find. Likewise my paintings tell me where they are headed, not the reverse.
The challenge here is to find structure within the randomness. It is natural to want to organize and micro-manage that which seems out of control, but I must also continue to listen to the painting's natural direction. Sometimes seeing mistakes as signposts rather than hinderances.
What is revealed in the end is the residue of that art making journey.
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