The greatest knowledge is understanding unknowns. Making great Art requires recognition of the lopsided proportion of ignorance to knowledge. The first step to Truth-Making is acceptance of the endlessness of this asymmetrical balance. After all, if done well, Art-Making, and Truth-Making, are the same thing.
Yesterday I was very tired. I was recovering from digging out my home (and studio) from the 18-plus inches of snow that had fallen on February 4th. It was a true blizzard (see photo of aftermath, below👇). Being tired has its benefits. I made this drawing slowly; the result is intimate. Introspection is easier when slowness is willful, or due to lethargy.
Gnocchi may be surprising, but so is me. I am following a call of nature. A call that comes with dirt and glee. No image is perfect, but every image is informative. My problem is being scared and being scarred are not independent. One cannot unsee that which one has revealed. Being good or bad is not known till the experience is complete. The growth of me is the problem of me. I do not know what I do not know. As revelation occurs I feel my personal intimacy has been enhanced. The process is never enough. I am addicted.
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