Accepting the Obvious
Day by Day
Even More Reduction
This nut is not easy to crack open. The journey may be long, but its rewards are increasing, step by step. "Reclamation" is about me finding my roots. Why, if they are my roots, are they difficult to uncover?
Slow be the True
Things are getting better. Getting to truth is a very slow process. In, out, up, down, scribble, scrabble, knock down, open up, find, reject; then do it all again.
Man in a Hurry
I will say little because my need to say is increasingly in my Art. Explanations have been instructive, but time consuming. Now I am a man in a hurry because I know I want to proceed to paint, not dwell with thoughts and words on what I have done.
Fear of the Robot
My fear is about forms looking extremely derivative, as if they were meant to represent known objects. Sometimes that is my intention. Mostly, I wish to use form to animate space, to energize, to emotionalize my compositions. In the case of this drawing, I believe I have gone too far toward the recognizable. That was NOT my intention.
Did I Lose This One?
This drawing started simple, became complex. I have been making a great effort to keep my statements simpler, more direct, right to the point. Did this one get away from me? I am in the midst of personal turmoil. What makes most sense to me? What allows me to communicate best? I want clear communication for myself, and for my viewers.
Unexpected but True
I am surprising myself with unexpected veracity. The painting, "Catapult", is honest-to-goodness more genuine than yesterday's version. My sincerity is paying off. I am learning to be unpretentious, true to myself.
Two Days of Movement & Change
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