It has been suggested to me that instead of placing titles on my drawings and paintings, and designating them as a "drawing" or a "painting," that I begin to call ALL of them "untitled". This makes perfect sense. I would prefer not to think that making a drawing is essentially different than making a painting. A foible of mine is to attach a characteristic to painting which indicates the endeavor is more profound than drawing. That is wrong-headed. The approach to every work should be the same. Given the truth in this statement, I will now simply call all my work "untitled." Pablo Picasso did not title his work, nor did Mark Rothko. So I am in good company. Picasso's friends and dealers named his paintings to make them easy to reference. My basic reference will be the date. This, because I do believe making art is a journey of unraveling and of striping away, and this journey is the time-line that is my life. It feels important for me to have a way to follow this journey. Understanding it, and all its nuances, from its missteps to its finding authenticity, is better understood if there is a simple reference to where I was, in time and space, when I made any particular work of art.
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