I am in the midst of developing a method of approach which will allow me to explore the ideas, the questions, the mysteries, the stresses, and the exhilarations of my existence. I am finding I can do this without grand allegorical or metaphorical imagery. The theme needs no mythology; it simply is my understanding and my uncertainty. The expression is my exploration of the complications of living. The instruments of exploration need only be form, composition, color, value, space, and line. Pencil and paper, paint and canvas, are the media. So this is how I have fallen back upon the images you see today, the standard couple, a man and a woman. These are like apples, or bathers, were to Cezanne! Repetitive images can express the depth of me without the invention of personal mythology. After my drawings I leave you with two works by Paul Cezanne, a still life with apples, and a painting of bathers. Enjoy!
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