Outdoor Art – In Process Part III

“Process” is an intertesting word–it not only defines the technical nature of the artist’s work but also the creative and spontaneous which is more difficult to define and articulate. Both are key to the artistic process but how?   Sometimes the concept and idea stimulate the process of creating; or alternately, in the process of priming and and setting the fundamentals, the direction of the idea changes and mutates into something entirely different.  This is where things become interesting.

From a white primed board these pieces have evolved from a more controlled geometric premise to something more organic and whimsical.  I have always been drawn to quotations as a form of commentary or jumping off point so I incorporated two different ones.  One is drawn from Marcus Aurelis a Roman Emperor from 161-180: “Confine Yourself to the Present”.  The other is from Albert Einstein: ” Imagination is more important then Knowledge.”

As Susan Sontag once put it: “The test for quotations (and for the juxtaposition of incongruous quotations) is a Surrealist taste.”

The process continues….


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