Out of somewhere comes a border to the painting 2017 No.13. Yesterday I made an effort to find ground. I found a border after I found ground. Seeking is finding. Discovery occurs because of the search. Here it is... here it comes... ready or not!
Similar to my last two paintings, this one, 2017 No.12, is growing during process. It is physically larger than its last state. I seem to relish borders. Borders gives the appearance of looking through a window. Perhaps the strangeness of my current forms are asking me to step back a bit, look from a position that is not within their landscape. This is a question, not a statement. Does the frame about a landscape by Claude Monet make the viewer feel as if they were looking from afar? If yes, then the viewer is forced to be more an observer than a participant in Monet's world. Perhaps this is my aim as well.
Yesterday's drawing is strangely figurative. It is a challenge to me, not a solution.
Mindfulness is one of today's huge buzz-words. No matter how I spin my words, this painting, 2010 No.10, just keeps getting better. I am paying attention to its needs. Its needs may be my needs. Again, no matter how I spin it, minding that which is in front of me, allowing that which is in front of me to call for change, following it needs by acting upon it, is mindfulness.
One of the great revelations that came yesterday is the absolute need for a painted frame. This made me think of Georges Seurat, who often did the same (see below).
Yesterday's drawing tested my question about simplicity.
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