Squirming the truth.
Unfortunately, the truth does not come out and bite me. So I return, day after day, looking for it. That which is my truest image is not always obtained by making images that are true. Unfortunately, I have to walk through a valley of confusion, seeing many possibilities of where my home may lie in order to find the spot that will be true to my domicile. Yes, I could just stop the search and emote with authenticity, but I want more than that. I want my work to be substantial and forceful in technique, as well as in emotion. As example, in baseball there are all kinds of ways to get to first base, but doing it consistently is obtained by only the few who comprehend proper batting technique as well as proper strategy in choosing the pitch at which to swing. It is this complexity of idea and technique which leaves the most substantial results in its wake. This is true for baseball; this is true for art.
Yesterday's drawing is yet another study on the way to finishing the girl in the right panel of Untitled Triptych-08·13·2014.
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