I am not going to say "Revolution 10" is the painting I always wanted to make. It is the painting I had to make. I had to make "Revolution 10" in order to move on. Completing "Revolution 10" has given me confidence in my skills. I can now make the paintings I want to make. Today is the day I will deliver two works, "Revolution 10" and one drawing, to be juried in, or out, of the AVA Gallery Summer Exhibition.
The two drawings I post today were actually completed over the last three days (the first from 06/16/2012, and the second begun on 06/16 and finished yesterday). You can see where my work is going. In these drawings there is an overall quality of seeking and finding, which is not omni-present in "Revolution 10". This ubiquitous, and pervasive, sense of drawing, as questioning and answering, is the essential driving force of my art. My making art feels right when I am searching for truth by the activity of seeking marks on the paper or canvas which sing true. It is not just making marks, it is adding and subtracting. It is scratching around, looking for authenticity in the surface, and in the images. When I speak "surface" I mean it in two ways, the surface of the rendered forms, and the surface of the canvas or paper.
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