Sustaining emotion amidst aridity writ large.
Art here is from my work in architecture. Our work is in NJ, Pennsylvania, California, even Tennessee. Our accomplishments have received early recognition from the National Endowment for the Arts.
I’m in Mendham, NJ, with Elise Dann, a forensic architect, an artist from birth. I’m in my gardens deep & in garden design relentless. I play traditional music on stringed and wind instruments. I am alone, or very occasionally with assistants. in a purposely complicated studio-landscape,
Isn’t this -at least- somewhat obvious? Art-Inventions mirror submerged longings (honestly), more than post-hoc “language-performances” about art making (writing about what one has done well after the hot entitlement thrill of “making”.) If true .. Art -making eventually is cultural breathing, with a background chill zone of mortality-induced discernment.)
Let the images speak for themselves
Painting builds (alone) on its own vulnerable ‘risk-everything’ premise. Offering what ? a nearly unjustified invitation to others, emerging from almost nothing (save all of visual art history) __ offering all, here, — by way of a ruggedly lived-in constellation of peculiar colors, haunting shapes, arrangements, and a few personal, irascible treatments.
A compelling work emerges from an unavoidable gloaming -or glare - not named, not explained, another in a succession of emblems of resilience. Enacting a personal determination to Make Home in our distinctly rugged conditions. And, honestly, I am alone (together with countless committed artists the world over).
Isn’t it true that most if not ALL art-appreciating viewers would likely NOT care much about ART….let alone love Art- unless they had somehow heard from others that such a thing was possible, and a true source intellectual & emotional wellbeing?
True; if the art here is about anything specific it is about myself in the process of laboring to my make own nether mind known to myself : intuition into notion / idea into outlook / feeling into image / stray moments into life-as-deep dwelling.
Here making art is ‘making home in the world, amidst a cloud of witnesses’ who notice, taking yours and their own lives seriously.