In his novel, "The End of Eternity," Issac Asimov wrote, "Out of danger and restless insecurity comes the force that pushes mankind to newer and loftier conquests." In the same novel, Asimov explains the limitations mankind may put upon themselves if they learn to control their future: "Any system like Eternity, which allows men to choose their own future, will end by choosing safety and mediocrity, and in such a Reality the stars are out of reach." Asimov predicts, if we are able to control our future too well, we will lose our ability to thrive. In "The End of Eternity" mankind is able to alter mistakes, e.g., rebellions and wars, by going back in time and tweaking a causal point such that the perceived tragedy does not occur. Why do I tell you this? It goes to my painting 2017 No.13. I have allowed it to rebel. It is like nothing I have seen before. Now I must tackle it as one does a rebellion, working to find a reality that works. I am reaching for the stars!
No miracles! Just daily effort! No way but the highway! I am happy with the progress of the painting 2017 No.10. However, there is stress in me. I wish to fully understand, while at the same time I wish to explore new possibilities. Working on a painting till it no longer begs for change is me making the effort to fully understand. The daily drawings are me exploring present and future possibilities. Yet I consistently feel a lack of new painting. Presently I am in an effort to complete a painting. I do not feel I am able to begin a new painting till I have exhausted the present painting. Painting, for me, continues to stretch my conscious and unconscious intuition. It strains me. So great is the struggle that it limits my desire, and my ability, to make two paintings at the same time.
I will write as little as possible today... because I am running hard trying to catch this new year's demands. There is more than just art, you know? My art is going well, so even more reason to go and do it AS SOON AS POSSIBLE !!! One comment (I can't contain myself): the new painting is exhibiting a new-for-me, rolling across it, artifice of the third dimension.
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