I could not help myself — I had to draw the fish — I see the blue spaces between the rounded forms as deep water. Will the fish survive future revisions? I think it will. I give myself permission to be cute within the context of abstraction. Of course, I question the effect of this representation within abstraction. Is it OK? Do I confuse the formal and the emotive messages I am trying to convey? There are more questions than answers. Perhaps I am unable to answer my questions well. After all, I am throwing out, into the public eye, possibilities, not definitions. At least that is true with this painting, "2016 No.16". This necessitates my continuing to make art. Answers do not come quickly, but (I believe) through effort and trial (success and failure), I will sort this out.
Yesterday's drawings confuse me. They are not cute. I find them ugly. Ugly is emotive. This is self-analysis regarding the means I use to bring value to my art. Ugly or cute, unappealing or lovable, let's call the whole thing OK.
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