No delusion; this is my hope. These two drawings are manifest my entire live in searching of the stuff I know to be true, true to me. The drawing at the top resembles a painting I did when studied with Philip Guston; I have come a long way since then. These drawings accept my natural impulse, my nature of seeing. Acknowledgement means a big step because I added my personal record of effort and learning to natural impulse; technical learning allows me to make substantial stuff my younger self could only imagine.
Yesterday's drawing: Pretty weird? Consider this: The drawing does show a flying balloon! Maybe I was thinking of that famous parade full of flying balloons, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Probably not. One thing I do know for sure: I have the ability to follow self-suggestive invention. This stuff spills out of me like rain from a dark cloud. Yesterday's drawing celebrates my acquired skills. Failure of technique is no longer an excuse for me. I can do anything I imagine. If I fail it will be a failure of imagination and/or energy.
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