"Abernathy " 18"x 19" polished cement and dry pigment on panel
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I filmed the process of this small piece. It is interesting to look back on it's creation and relive it's development. I wonder how much influence the physical act of filming had on the art. It certainly had the affect of slowing the work, as I had to start and stop the camera or move it's location, but did the self consciousness the camera imposed, alter the outcome of the work? It was hard to ignore it's presence and remain focused on the task at hand. I am sure that decisions I made during the process were altered or affected. But is that necessarily a bad thing? All art is influenced by physical conditions that are taking place during it's creation. A disturbing phone call, stopping to have lunch or answer the call of nature. These influences are all ingredients of authentic art. They make it real and honest.