It was not the day I had hoped for. I had wanted to work on the painting "Sight & Sound". In the morning I had a meeting that turned into confusion, which required unraveling, and a decision. By the time I got through that, the afternoon was upon me. I will stop complaining, but wish to note, days like yesterday build up frustrated creative energy. Even worse is my inability to get into the studio today, as I am on a trip.
Yesterday I did complete one drawing, which I like because of its unusual twisted form, and its treatment of surface. Today I wish to be in the studio, crashing through my very apparent confines. I now understand the boundaries in which I have penned myself. I want to smash through them and get to the other side. There nothing to do but be patient, realizing my store of energy will unleash itself tomorrow.
By the way, the juror of the AVA Gallery of Art Summer Exhibition has accepted both of my submitted works. The exhibition opens tomorrow with a reception from 5 to 7 pm. The juror was Janie Cohen, Director, Fleming Museum of Art of the University of Vermont. Ms. Cohen has curated many notable exhibitions at the Fleming, including the first Picasso exhibition in Vermont, REMBRANDT AND THE ART OF ETCHING: PRINTS FROM THE REMBRANDT HOUSE MUSEUM, AMSTERDAM, ANDY WORHOL WORK AND PLAY, and the first U.S. exhibition of the German visual artist Gûnter Grass. The Picasso exhibition was called PICASSO: INSIDE THE IMAGE. This exhibition highlighted Picasso's innovative approach to printmaking and examined some of the central themes of his work, including the Minotaur, the artist and his model, and the Old Masters. The exhibition included etchings, lithographs, linocuts, engravings and aquatints from all periods of Picasso's career. I loved it! I feel confident that Janie Cohen's appreciation of Rembrandt and Picasso allowed her to understand the value and substance of my work.
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