I do not want to appear dramatic, but the work of bouncing back and forth, between truth and deception, is dramatic. It's tedious too. Sometimes it feels very old, like "been there, done that." The journey must be accepted as never-ending, or one must simply give up. Giving up is not an option for the authentic artist, which may be art-making's only mandate. Doing this business, of being an artist, is accepting the impossibility of finality. And so it goes...
Yesterday the head and body of the woman on the left, in the painting "Intimidation," was changed (see image at top of today's post). It is now a better painting, and with this change it has entered its final phase. I intend to show this painting in the juried Summer Exhibition at AVA Gallery.
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