I am an artist, not a writer. My Intent is not to educate, enlighten or inspire but rather to clarify my motivations to myself. I find that when I write down the thoughts and reasons that I take certain paths, it helps me to avoid repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Let's face it, authentic work evolves through a series of mistakes, lessons learned and options eliminated.

Friday, January 21, 2011


"Kachina" 32.25"x 21.5" polished cement and dry pigments on panel
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As I worked on this piece, I was aware of the effects of the culmination of my last few paintings. Lessons learned through reaching into unknown territory. It was a calming sensation that settled into the feeling that everything was falling into place. I was reading Jeane Myers blog today and she spoke very eloquently of the value of consistency. It is always amazing to me when I find that other artist experience many of the same feelings and and situations that I go through. She put her finger on what I was feeling. My past work is a foundation that allows me to build and grow, to produce one satisfying piece after another. Yes it is true, some are better than others but my total failures are becoming less frequent and farther apart. Ah-h-h-h, I can relax and watch a little TV tonight!


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