9-8-16

Statement

"A good poem leaves you feeling more human".      - anon. / overheard

 

In this portfolio are idea-layered paintings in oil & mixed media, followed by sculpture in selected materials,  presenting landscape-Inscape & architecture-inflected images and objects in a broad, graphic, textured palette, in a full range of colors and dimensions.  This portfolio reflects a personal interpretation of my own view of a image-language interdependence - enabling my rethinking of personal & cultural challenges, art-enabled-reassessments of chaos,  spontaneity, and thr growth of inward order in myself.  My WorkLife is --painting as a visually connective / evocative enterprise AND a personal shape-language world, with advanced and primitive forces from many perception levels, that meet each other in diplomacy or battle.  Painting is that conversation between thought and feeling,  an instrument of self creation &reckoning; personal, ruminative, & invitational.  Noticing my own alertness bring about intimacy with life moment to moment.   At  once, a painter is both the story and the listener, seeing new evidence of myself in a private, deeper Life.   A paint unfolds;  reason and arguments are gradually assembled, affinities are discerned ...then elected;  previous thresholds of aesthetic courage are breached, alienation is temporarily diminished.   Insights take the form of marks, shapes, colors and arrangements. Self-unity is the origin and endpoint of the work, which is to convey an evolving world within myself. as a contribution to our world.

From an immersive research-oriented studio practice  -- a personal iconography has emerged: thought figurations in two and three dimensions that convey a robust interpretation of aesthetic attention & intention.    Aggregating compelling elements of a complex structural presence, the GEO-Figuration that undergirds these compositions concerns what?   open strength and endurance.  By way of foxy color, decisive internal density,  scale & proportion, these images illuminate a determined  ArtLife engagement in their affirmative visual detail.  Well beyond the unavoidable doubt & ambiguity that brings a bristling frisson to the graphic & spatial field of each image, this art is enlivened by a inquiry concerning collaborative meaning-creation with the viewer:  it is a call & response relationship.  An urgent and personal domain of optimism and contribution when taken together-  my ImageWorld invites extended looking -outward & inward-  in the same extended moment of understanding.

 

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