I am sorry. Sorry for myself; sorry for those who follow my every post, follow everything I make; I have been distracted. I feel guilty because I do not like this, it is not who I am; it is NOT my normal temperament. I am normally detached from the fray that is called politics. Unfortunately it is everywhere these days during the U.S. Senate Judicial Committee hearings on a nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States. I will not speak to the confusion in front of us. Confusion distracts. I want to simply say, "No, I will not personally allow this distraction." I have failed thus far; I have been distracted. No more! As with all things political, this too shall pass. I want justice and equality. My worry is not about politics, but about the longevity of things politically decided. I suggest that we, as a nation, should ricochet between this and that, i.e., we take two steps forward, one back, two steps forward, et cetera. I am hoping this process we are watching is similar to that of making art. I am hoping this process is research toward a more enlightened society.
I am working, day by day, toward better art. I observe myself moving toward this goal, one step backward, two forward, one back back, two steps forward, et cetera et cetera. The sum of this process is forward; enlightenment! Slowly, surely, work day by work day, I am making art that is better art; art that is more profound and more informed.
Yesterday's drawing was made by the distracted me. It is research. I was thinking of the Vincent Van Gogh drawing I posted yesterday. The simple idea of this drawing fits me well, despite it being executed by a distracted me. It is a step of research that has resulted in a tiny step forward in my art. My art is better informed today than it was yesterday. Enlightenment!
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