Archive for October 27th, 2008


“There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain”

                                                                            — Georges Braque



This is a quote that I used on the first artist statement I ever wrote and one that  I always revisit on a regular basis, especially at times when I question the content of a piece.  It reminds me that what I am trying to capture is not the subject matter, not a mere representation of reality.  I am trying to capture an indefinable feeling or spirit that is not calculable.  It is the sum of color and texture and light.  It is spirit and lifeforce.   When it is there, it is obvious and undeniable.

And that is a good day…



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