From whence comes impulses? Do I follow them? Am I wary of narcissism? Or, are these impulses effectively communicative of emotional and intellectual normalcy? The test may be comparison to historically effective decisions and historically effective results. I am unsure. In the heat of making art I can only comprehend that which feels justified, right now. The painting "2017 No.2" looks finished to me. I will look again when in the studio. Art-making is the search for normalcy. Normalcy is substantial. Abnormalcy gets immediate reaction, immediate attention, but has no long lasting substance. Of course, I want my work to sit in front of viewers with so much to say as to be enduringly communicative.
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