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Naturally, the result is the thing--and--it doesn't make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said.  Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.   --Jackson Pollock
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As long as something has been said.
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On the 80" wide pieces, by drawing and wiping out over and over, I discovered an inner world peopled with unusual characters.  My focus, discovered through doing, became a commentary on the human condition and interrelationships, a type of psychological realism.  By doing I realized my effort was to get past copying the model, past the obvious, to say something,
 
Working on 80" wide paper, using hard pastels in water, and unendingly redoing, a whole world opened up and became a playground to play in, and space and narration became issues.  By keeping my palette subdued and simple, the newfound narrative element was left open to the viewer's interpretation, mirroring their psyche.  Positive and negative shapes yielded to a kind of depth space.  Even though many more hours are spent on the formal properties, it's the psychological aspect that the viewer responds to.  It sucks them in and keeps them there, sometimes uncomfortably so.
 
The pink inks are joyful, poignant moments, often funny, often off-putting.  Ongoing since 2003, they just happen, with subtle changes over time.
 
And my Little People emerged, large pink heads and small bodies.  To me they are adorable and mysterious and I haven't a clue where they come from.
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