Making art is calling out — it is making answers to questions. It is brainstorming. I am looking for a personal response that makes sense to me, that rings true. It should feel right. To be worthwhile the response must say something legitimate, something genuine about the way I feel at my moment of making. I believe very strongly that yesterday's Drawing No.2 is heartfelt.
Drawing No.1 is unfaithful to myself. No.1 is interesting, but detached. It does not illuminate my deepest concerns.
Call & Response is the work of making art.
I have found no ground that is solid enough for me to say, "I am home." This continues. I question. I answer. None of the answers have been completely free of doubt.
Yesterday's drawings are a marvel of simplicity, at least for me. I am in a time when I am going to ricochet, back and forth, looking for a solid target into which I can sink my bullet.
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