OCTOBER 18 - DECEMBER 2
I am playing with the idea of how a viewer is "reading" or deciphering the visual information presented, how colors and patterns manipulate his / her perception. I am struggling with the formal concerns in my work and I wonder if my formal concerns are being understood by the viewer? While I am working on this group of paintings I hope that my whimsical desire to play with the materials or to develop new surfaces comes through in the work.
I love Picasso's statement about painting, "Painting is a blind man's profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen". At this point in my life, painting continues to be an act of faith that brings me joy. Painting continues to be a humbling and worthwhile pursuit.