It is a daily dose of combat. I say this, but in no way do I mean to compare myself to our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is not physically dangerous. It is fraught with confusion, and thus mentally treacherous. The path toward success is not clear. There are infinite possibilities of taking the wrong path, like walking through a landscape with land-mines. I want to get through, but not because I want to get to the other side and be safe; I want to move closer toward resolution. Absolute resolution is impossible. Moving closer to peace and truth is possible. This does sound like our wars.
Yesterday I completed one drawing and began another. I show the completed one, which is 14 X 11 inches (larger than my most used format of 12 X 9 inches). The second drawing is much larger, and is the first large drawing I have done in a long time. I will post it when completed, probably tomorrow. What I am doing now is not easy. I have begun to understand I must communicate through engagement. It is not simply good enough to produce work of classical finesse; I must emotionally engage myself and my audience. I believe this is the only way to insure a rendezvous of knowing, yours and mine.
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