Thursday, June 13, 2019

Driving and Drawing

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A couple of ballpoint sketches in a 3.5"x5" sketchpad, from a drive this past Sunday.



Lake Frierson State Park...



...and the highway swooping past Crowley's Ridge State Park.

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Case Against Art--John Zerzan - Primitivism

   Mr Zerzan seems to have failed to notice that the original "culture of symbols" is not what he calls art; that is to say, the original art form is thought itself. Maybe...


Friday, May 31, 2019

Anonymity has great importance;

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"Anonymity has great importance; in it there is a different quality; the personal motive, the personal attitude and personal opinion do not exist; there is a feeling of freedom from which there is action." -- J. Krishnamurti

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

New work

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Ground Up, 20"x16" oil on canvas, May 2019

   I read parts of a book at the county library back in the early 70's, called The Vanguard Artist, from the early or mid 60's. Various leading abstract painters and sculptors were interviewed. One of them said the stuff you keep hidden in the closet, wouldn't show anyone 'cause you think it's no good, that's probably your most creative work.
   This piece reminds me of that statement, mostly the first part.

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Rouault on critics

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"A painter who loves his art must be careful not to see too much of critics and men of letters. These gentlemen, however unconsciously, distort everything, thinking that they are explaining it—the artist's thought, sensibility, and intentions. They take away his strength, just as Delilah took away Samson's. They have no gift for nuances, and they have an instinctive aversion for everything that is beyond their reach and baffles them." ~Georges Rouault
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Image: Georges Rouault, The Three Judges, 1913, Gouache and oil on board; Dimensions: 29 7/8 x 41 5/8" (75.9 x 105.7 cm); Credit: Sam A., MoMA

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

"When expression becomes all-important..."

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"When expression becomes all-important because it is pleasurable, satisfying or profitable, then there is a cleavage between expression and feeling. When the feeling is the expression then the conflict doesn’t arise, and in this there is no contradiction and hence no conflict. But when profit and thought intervene, then this feeling is lost through greed. The passion of feeling is entirely different from the passion of expression, and most people are caught in the passion of expression. So there is always this division between the good and the pleasurable." ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

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