Tagged: Vision

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Form And Vision: More On Exaggeration

To have as my goal to paint only with precision and with perfect proportion becomes shallow. Feeling and empathy are my first priority, expressed through exaggeration and abstraction […]

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Balancing Chaos: Structure And Expression

The thousands of paint strokes that came before this one, all the training and practice, hopefully guide my exuberance to fulfill my vision. The elements, which make up the structure of a work of art, like the structure that holds the sun’s power in check, support and allow for chaos to manifest into coherent expression […]

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The Process Screams: Work And Fulfillment

The artist’s mantra, still today, is “process”, though the definition has changed a bit. The doing of art–emersion in the process–is set high on a spiritual pedestal; it’s a pathway to God, a way of connecting to the soul or to the universe or what have you. I can’t dispute it, but I see a tendency to take something lauded from the past and imbue it with meaning beyond the original intent; it’s kind of like our elation when we see an old master’s painting that we had previously seen featured in books

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The Real Vision

There is joy in the act of creating and there is joy in the creation but I feel there is a desire, of varying degrees depending on the artist, to express something more, something weighing on the soul. This “something more” supersedes joy and hovers in the realm of need […]

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Influence: The Process Of Originality

However much I want to believe that I’m the proverbial “fiercely independent” artist, it’s the influence of other artists that gives me new ideas. Not only other artists, of course, but all relational experience feeds my way of thinking which ultimately shows itself in the work