A couple times, in my artistic life, people have said to me, "Oh, that's what you like to do. There it is!" It happened in 1977 with Philip Guston. Guston commented on the painting "Forms, Shadow, Head", saying he felt my great involvement, and my identification, with the invented forms sitting on the plane. Yesterday it happened again, with my wife. She commented on my most recent painting, "2016 No.4". My wife, she said to me, the life and energy in the undulating surface, below the major form, was most exciting. She said it appeared that I was most intrigued with solving the lower part of the painting. Right or wrong about my intrigue, I think she is right about the animation of the lower half being most interesting. Of course I am searching for self-truth, for authentic self-expression. "2016 No.4" is definitely a most important transition to self-acceptance. I did not post yesterday because I needed a day to mull. The drawings posted today are from two days ago. Like "2016 No.4", they are transitions toward truth and authenticity of circumstance. I believe drawing "No.3" to be very similar to the detail I show from "2016 No.4". Drawing "No.3" examines a form on an undulating plane. I did add a secondary plane impinging from the right. Genuine it is.
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