Change is upon me. Acceptance is upon me. I am in the midst of stripping away preconceptions, leftovers from too much education. Sense in art-making is internal, a reaction to the external. Truth and authenticity are offsprings of simplicity. Complexity is a result of the intricacy of knowledge, an offspring of simplicity of action. A New Year is close at hand, and with this New Year (not because of it) my art will blossom with greater clarity. I know this because I feel it. Yesterday's drawing moved in this direction; the direction of acceptance, simplicity, and clarity. In yesterday's drawing there are only two figures (simple), but they are complex in form. I did not seek complexity, it is (as stated earlier) a by-product of acting with simple intentions. In my current presence, two artists are foremost in my mind: Willem de Kooning and Arshile Gorky. In yesterday's blog post I displayed two drawings by Willem de Kooning, today I show you two by Arshile Gorky. Please, look at these drawings for their quality of discovery made real and raw. In this case, raw has the dictionary definition of "not analyzed, evaluated, or processed for use." It is what it is. This is happening to my work too. I am in the process of learning to accept making my art without contemporaneous evaluation.
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