Verisimilitude is as much about me as it is about you. My job is to make appearances work for both of us. Your job is to see and feel. My job is to make Artwork for both of us. My products must mimic my vision, make it clear, precise, easy to read. I am talking about personal vision being translated into universal visual language. The two works I show today are steps in the right direction.
Over the last week I have made numerous drawings. These are risky drawings, all in search of trueness to myself, the enlightened child born from years of labor, years of thoughtfulness. These drawings are stepping stones on my path, a path not mine to choose. I must follow my path if I am to reach personal satisfaction. My path is fraught with risk. In the past, my intellect, and my emotional needs, have tricked me. I have been tricked because I desire to fit the Artistic molds invented by others, i.e., Art which has found approval from scholars, historians, and critics.
I call now the middle of my journey. This lesson in life, in Art, is I had to arrive at the middle before I could take a step toward full, self-realization. This drawing is important; it focuses on the most natural to me, i.e., inventing interesting, biomorphic forms. These biomorphic forms are beyond my natural self, they are reality, they have profound meaning.
I am continually surprised. Paintings do make sense when their sustenance is nurtured through repeated visits. Active alterations do move in the right direction. Proper journeys are not errorless, they contain misdirections, but sticking to it sorts out the path. I am beginning to believe "Crevice" makes sense. This painting does obtain authentic self-expression.
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