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.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


“Circumscribe”  38”x 32” polished cement & dry pigment on panel
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In this piece I have cut the image into irregular shapes and reassembled them in the order they were painted.  I like the tension created by the vertical white lines as they conflict with the curvilinear segments.  In future works I plan on arranging the pieces in different orders.


  1. I really like this work - I like the white lines also - it gives the piece unexpected dimension :)

  2. Hello! Ditto to what Jeane said. Love the blue too.

  3. Thanks Jean and Carole, it is always good to hear from you both.

  4. The way the pieces fit so snugly is very satisfying.This medium is so interesting. Love the brutal energy of your stuff.

    I can imagine deliberately breaking a painted concrete panel and then fitting the shards back together and "mending" it with metal clay or whatever. Like those old Japanese pots deliberately broken and mended with gold.

  5. Thanks NellIg, very interesting comment. I have never heard about the pots that were broken and mended with gold.

    Thank you for this insight.

  6. Hi William, nice to see your work again haven't had a computer for awhile so catching up on everyones progress,and you have pushed through again very nice work, I like the thought of moving pieces,even jumbling other works into the mix if thats possible ???? anything is possible. Keep pushing my friend.

  7. I think self-doubt is part of the creative person, don't you? Your work expresses deep thinking and energy. It is creative and unique. You have so much to give the world with your own vision and self expression. Look at Rebecca Crowell's blog and recent quote - It's appropriate. (By the way, a friend just booked her for a workshop that filled immediately.)

  8. Thank You Marianne, Rebecca's quote is right on.


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