A clearer externalized vision is realized as I learn to paint with clearer intuition. Simultaneously my desire to write diminishes. Increasing is the singularity of my desire to uncover who and what I am through the process of art-making. This is very interesting. Yesterday I began a new work, "Painting—10292012". It came out of my intuition in the same way I break while driving a car when a squirrel suddenly darts in front of the car. I use the "squirrel example" because there is a simultaneity of problems being solved without verbal thought. When breaking for a squirrel one measures personal safety versus the squirrel's safety. I do not always choose the squirrel's safety over my own (or over the safety of the other occupants in the car). However, all these measurements are made in an instant, and without verbal thought. The decision is made and the squirrel may, or may not, survive, but the car, and its occupants, do drive on. There are many analogies to this kind of intuitive decision making in sports. Easiest to understand is the decisions made by a quarterback in football when he must throw the ball to one of several receivers. Not only must the quarterback choose the receiver with the highest probability of catching the ball, but he must also decide where to throw the ball to obtain the highest probability of it being caught without interference by the receiver's defender. All this is decided in a very short amount of time, and without verbal thought. Experience in such situations enhances intuition; one gets better with each experiment.
"Painting—09072012" took one more step in its seventh alteration.
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