All I can tell you is...it feels weird. There was a time, not too long ago, when I struggled to feel the form as I made marks on paper and canvas. Now I feel the form as I create the form, so struggling to feel truth in form is now a secondary problem. The primary problem is struggling to find authenticity in the image. The weirdness of this statement is in my questioning the relevancy of image, because I am not sure it is relevant. In the past I have shown you works by Egon Schiele, Willem de Kooning, Alberto Giacometti, Vincent van Gogh, and Francis Bacon. I would argue, the images created by all these artists are not as important as the energy and expression translated to viewers by the abstract and formal qualities of form, surface, and composition. To prove my point I give you two Giacometti images after my drawings from yesterday, plus I refer you to my post of 05/30/2012 for images by Egon Schiele and Francis Bacon. And then, of course, there are my images I show today. It is my practice to begin my art-making in the most abstract of ways, simply marking the paper, allowing the recognizably, referential forms, to appear. Do the images these forms create really matter?
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