For the Ride of Your Life:

"It may well be that there is no human urge more fundamental than that of making a mark"-

In the words of Chuck Close: "You Just Have to Show Up

"I would like to make something that is real in itself," [Arthur Dove] once wrote, "that does not remind anyone of any other thing, and that does not have to be explained like the letter A, for instance."

“Art is never an end in itself; it is only an instrument for tracing the lines of lives.”

—Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari (qtd. in West)


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Picasso once said

"Whether he likes it or not, man is the instrument of nature; it forces on him its character and appearance."

After having had one of those 'artist blocks' we all love, I set out to draw the patterns in my hair. It was through the sole act of drawing that I was transported to a meditative state, the 'zone' if you will. There was no intent to create this image, it simply came into being through my unconscious. It was not until I stepped back that the vulture revealed its presence to me.

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