Multiplicity and dichotomy...
Much happened in the studio. I will begin with the painting "Pond," which is quickly moving toward conclusion. As I mentioned a few days ago, I have a renewed need to finish it, which I believe is due to it rewarding me with existential meaning. At this point I will not mull over what that meaning is, but I can feel it, and it makes sense. Thus I am driven to secure its significance while I know and feel it. Here is "Pond" as it looks now. The man on the right is better defined, but still needs clarification. One change required is a detail which gives more attention to the upper right of the painting. Looking at this reproduction, I believe the need for additional detail will cause me to change the standing man's right hand (on the viewer's left). Check in tomorrow to see what happened.
Two drawing were made. I will show you them in reverse order, as I do not like the first drawing from yesterday because of its internal dichotomy (I will explain this later). The drawing shown below continues my research into more expressive human forms.
Yesterday's first drawing, shown below (which proceeded the one shown above) has a separation in technique and quality of form. At one point I called such a drawing schizophrenic, but this language is technically incorrect. Yes, there are inappropriate and incongruous forms in this drawing, but the dictionary definition of schizophrenic is, "a long-term mental disorder of a type involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior, leading to faulty perception." There is a breakdown of consistency in this drawing due to my experimenting with form and expression, but there is no mental disorder here. I am experimenting and researching, not malfunctioning (although the drawing does not function well).
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