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.

Sunday, July 3, 2011


“Prolapse” 31”x 38”
polished cement & dry pigment on panel
(click to enlarge)

OK, I have recovered from my show and settled back into producing work at a not so insane pace. I find it interesting, how seeing many pieces of your work together at one time in new surroundings can give you fresh insight and better understanding of the direction your work is taking. I don't know if other artists do this, it seems kind of indulgent, but I get a lot out of just sitting in a space full of my work by myself and not so much looking at it but, more aptly, communing with it. This process brought me to the realization that I have come a long way in a very short time.


  1. William, you are not alone. Spending time communing with our work helps us take time to focus on what we've done and where we might be headed. I found myself sitting alone for a few minutes at my show a couple of weekends ago thoroughly at peace with my paintings and proud of all I had accomplished. Bravo William.

  2. Not only do i sit with my paintings for long periods of time,I look into a mirror at them, you may find this trick useful for you.I find it the best tool to see if my paintings are working,and to see the areas that i find to keep working on.
    Its good to sit with your work William and find out more of your Feelings inside,and its good to sit and Dream.

  3. I'm stealing your mirror idea David. Thanks!

  4. William, thanks for posting this. It helped me in the process of thinking loud about the matter.
    There is nothing like 'Like' button as Facebook offers, else I would have clicked it for David's remark. Thanks to David too.

  5. Thanks Carole, David and Debu. It helps to know other artists have the same needs and process.


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