As I go about the business of making art no matter whether it’s commercial or fine art I am looking for something that grabs a hold of me and the viewer and makes you want to come back and take another look. Making art is easy if you follow the road map of the masters and the fads you can usually come up with some thing eye catching. The question then becomes who’s doing the talking. The adventure is in listening to that inner voice that you have developed will looking at other peoples art, and begin to carve your own path. I work both 3 dimensionally and 2 dimensionally as a means of exploring my inner voice and experiences, the three dimensional work I find most satisfying because of the involvement of all my senses and faculties. But in order to get to the 3D work I must plan in 2D. That becomes the place where I search the catalogs and clippings that comprise my inner voice. A painting or 2D work may prove to be the only solution to the vision that I seek. And to say that one feeds of the other is false the real fuel if you will, is the ingestions of print and visual media that I am bombarded with on a daily basis. So I become willing volunteer filtering this mass of info junk and treasure for my own use: the output of my own unique expression.
Sunday, October 14, 2007