Uniting Artists & Travel
"A dialogue with infinity." Now I will be thinking of a comment for later! This has always been a deep question I ask. You have posed it very well. Of course, in the sense of everything being outside of ourselves, even the words we speak are abstract. If one is to dig too deeply, one is in danger of losing meaning altogether. Soon I will send a short quotation form my recent art exhibit.
Ah metaphor...reveal thyself....
I don't know if this addresses your comments, but after our discussion at the art show last Thursday, I was thinking about what it was that I liked about certain "abstract" paintings--and maybe yours in particular--and it might be the sense that with more abstract work, any individual piece can be construed as part of a larger, ongoing project; a colorful dollop of magma graciously spewed from the caldera of the artist's ongoing creation process. While it may not be representative of every piece by a particular artist, there are certain stylistic signatures that tend to reappear in various configurations (I'm thinking of Matta, or Adolph Gottlieb, and certainly Pollack, here, but it also certainly applies to some of your work as well, at least much of what I have seen). I don't say this to imply that any particular is merely a frame in an ongoing series, without distinction; rather, I am suggesting that they are, to varying degrees characterized by elements of the artists own personality, or signature, in the same way that a large passel of photographs of the Pacific Ocean, taken over a period of 6-months, and spanning a large area from the western US coast to the Australasian reefs, would capture variations on a quality too dynamic to be uniform, but possessing certain common characteristics...I do mean this as an analogy by the way, perhaps a clumsy one, but my point is that whether a particular work has the same dynamics of a previous one is often less important to me than the fact that it conveys something of the painters personality...And you have a lot of personality, which in an abstract painter translates into great line, shape and color.