Despite the monstrous dimensions of the internet, forums and discussion groups for creative individuals (where thoughtful discourse is not only sought but considered essential) are difficult to find. And so, I begin this blog, hoping to create a connection with those who appreciate the difference between artwork and art and who know how rare "art" truly is in a world of consequence which no longer seems founded on the realm of the creative.
As a painter, I live in both worlds. The first, a studio environment - a place of unbridled creative potential. The second is what I call the "other" world - that physical and spiritual place beyond the studio. At times, like errant meteors, these two worlds seem hell bent on colliding and at other times seamlessly mixing - forming, during their lapses in aggression, a mesmerizing blend of similarities and opposites where creativity bubbles up to the surface - rendering concrete and hopefully comprehensible what it is that makes the universe sensible, sensual and in the end logical.
Not everything that these 2 worlds know is shared with each other and that , it seems, is when collisions occur.
This blog is therefore an exercise in the trying to make sense of such worlds - both as rich separate entities and as inevitable yet impossible lovers. I would hope the ensuing discourse would serve as a pseudo collective essay seeking to both describe the separateness of these 2 worlds and their need to both collide and embrace and understand the repetitively separate need to rush off and roam free.
In essence I present a notion that one without the other is a rather dismal consideration since, if it were possible for them to eschew one and the other and still purport to exist, we would be no more.
à vous la parole. . .
I am a painter and writer who's whole life has been influenced by one precept : "thinking each our own thoughts makes us relevant and relevance makes us powerful."