It was hot day yesterday, nearly 100°F, as I drove back and forth from the Albany, NY train station. For hours I was caught in the station, as I waited for the "Lake Shore Limited," from Chicago, to arrive. The extreme heat had slowed the train. The man at the information desk said the rails were so hot as to be "like honey." I guess this means the heat wave, which now sits between the Midwest and the Northeast, had warmed the steel rails so much as to make them pliable, like freshly made spaghetti. For a massive train this means caution must be taken. The Lake Shore Limited had to move slowly, and it arrived 3 hours late.
Before I left the studio I completed two important drawings. The nature of the drawing are what makes them important. They return me to my chief interest. The readers of this blog may have believed I have one interest, and that is the relationship between two human beings. Over the past year so much of my work has had two figures, one relating to the other. It is only with my recent drawings that I have put forward, once again, the actual reason I make art. I don't want to simply make form, like apples and plants, nor am I dedicated to challenging the technical aspects of painting. I want to research and express the confusion within me. I wish to investigate the significance and ramifications of humanness and existence.
To read my profile go to MEHRBACH.com.
At MEHRBACH.com you may view many of my paintings and drawings, past and present, and see details about my life and work.