Sunday, July 27, 2008

Have been sorting through images of my work. Am sending some works to a New York exhibition next year.
Why is it that we need to exhibit? Is it to communicate? Art is an activity - an activity in which the artist is at his/her most reclusive - and yet backing up instinct and bonding with the medium in this act is a lifetime of reason, emotion, intelligence and idiocy. We wrestle alone and helpless. We paint by walking into the studio each day and picking up and using the brush.
"When you start on a long journey, trees are trees, water is water, and mountains are mountains. After you have gone some distance, trees are no longer trees, water no longer water, mountains no longer mountains. But after you have travelled a great distance, trees are once again trees, water is once again water, mountains are once again mountains." Zen teaching.

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