Here and there I have done drawings that speak more loudly to me than others. In plastic sleeves they are placed upon my work wall. I look at them, day after day, over and over; slowly, v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y, I comprehend the reason the few speak more potently than others. I like yesterday's drawing very much. Yesterday's drawing does speak potently to me. Yet I cannot judge it well so quickly. I have placed it upon my work wall, in a plastic sleeve next to the other drawings I have found lastingly potent. It will take some time, slow contemplative time, before I know if it is powerful enough to be placed in my pantheon of most influential drawings. Yesterday's drawing is excellent; I know now it is excellent, but does it have lasting emotional and intellectual qualities. I seek tunes that forever sing deeply upon return upon return upon return. This one calls deeply to me right now. Yep, it is emotive. Yes, it is powerful in intellect and in strength of feeling. Will it remain one of my most meaningful works? Slowly, over time and many looks, I shall know.
This is true, despite it being an old cliché: My drawings are constantly becoming more powerful. The depth of my knowledge is constantly increasing. Work = Increasing Knowledge = Increasing Power! Power is deceptive. Power is finesse and subtlety too. The drawing I show today has great finesse and subtlety. In this drawing I find strength and vigor. Mindfulness is a great thing; it produces profundity, it penetrates through awareness, it lends understanding through deep self-analysis. Mindfulness is the ultimate conversation with oneself.
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