Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New Wave; Theodore Roethke, Fairfield Porter; "To move among mysteries."

New  Wave
 oil on canvas  32" x 32"

"Those who are willing to be vulnerable move among mysteries."
Theodore Roethke
"I think it is a way of making a connection between yourself and everything."
Fairfield Porter

A new way of looking at a familiar visual incident leaves one exposed to doubt and questions. At the same time it is a source of joyful engagement - a kind of 'lets see if we can go down this path.'  That feeling of engagement and doubt is a driving force in getting me up and out to the studio or in the field each day. The possibility of moving among mysteries while through vision and hand and heart, connecting myself to everything.
Now, seeming much more vulnerable, I will have on display to the public a set of paintings representing the last two years' work. The most difficult aspect of this is the interruption from my working routine. I eagerly await the day after opening night when I can get back to my work at finding ways to engage with the visual world.

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