Art and life are becoming organic behavior, free from imposed prerequisites, and therefore limitations. I don't know where I am going, and I don't care where I've been. I am doing life and making art. I am paying attention to my daily needs.
Yesterday began with a warm-up drawing of a man's head; I knew I was returning to "Self-Portrait February 2011." This first drawing is nothing great, but it was followed by a good one, a drawing of two figures. Photos of these drawings are posted after the image of the current state of "Self-Portrait February 2011."
The Self-Portrait is searching for a means of expression. I feel it has become too realistic. This does not mean I am going to bend it away from its current direction. I will begin a second Self-Portrait of the same size, but with my need to express without the encumbrances of realism. It seems I have two needs within me: realism and expressionism. Both require satisfaction. This is natural and organic. I am not going to fight my impulses. I am going to follow every direction which opens to me. I am going to take Yogi Berra's advice: "If you come to a fork in the road, take it."
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