Growing into myself is a process of self-identification, self-expression, selfhood. This is me within my saeculum. I am unique because this is a unique time; you and I are surrounded. I am a fish in a sea, completely immersed in the culture that is my era, my epoch, my age, my period. Now has no resemblance to anything before it, and certainly nothing in the future will hold me or anyone else alive today; unique we are! Our era is unique, I am unique, you are unique, my art is unique. So what? My art is an answer that exceeds this era's expectations. It blossoms, it continues to ripen into a thing of substance and refuge; viewing my art is going on a retreat. It may feel subversive, but that is because it is reflectively complete. My art mirrors the best of our epoch's culture. It makes real that which is already present, but not easily identifiable. The course of our days are confusing, so come visit with me; feel secure in the truly real that is my art.
Yesterday's drawing came deliberately, slowly, correctly. Swallow it, revel in its truth. This drawing does not speak in tongues, nor does it persuade or confound. It sits with dignity; there is no dishonesty. View it and feel secure. Only a human in our time could make this drawing. Allow it to pull you into a soft, comfortable bed that you recognize as our culture's deepest understanding of the core truth that is our being.
A saeculum is a length of time roughly equal to the potential lifetime of a person or, equivalently, of the complete renewal of a human population. The term was first used by the Etruscans.
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