My way back to painting has not been unswerving. Yesterday I took a few steps in the right direction, but I did not get there. Honesty be told, the world news is getting to me. I got distracted by worries about everything from the London riots to the turmoil in the World financial markets. This is an Art Blog, so I will not spend time discussing my concerns, except to say I discern a major shift in our world culture, one where the divide, and the relationship, between the wealthy and the common man will be readjusted. This is affecting my art.
Yesterday's drawings reveal my interest in both composition and allegory. The best composed of the three is #1, with its insistent diagonals and its play of values. Allegorically, #3 is the most interesting. It speaks to the drama taking place in our world right now: a naked man balances on a useless rock while a clothed man observes the balancing act. The clothed man encourages the difficult balance, while drinking coffee.
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