There such strength and sureness in this entire group. They also seem to connect emotionally, without a direct figurative interpretation.They're real good, man.
Really Carla? Now I'm getting confused because I thought that the more I nudged these into my personal thingness, the less interesting they would be to people. Like, who enjoys listening to other people's dreams? Regardless, I am determined to do 150 of them.
I'm just starting to feel emotionally connected to the formal abstract stuff I've been doing. And I am becoming more confident in my own mark-making, with this connection. And I'm responding more to it in others' work. And I find these works of yours more interesting as they seem more personally engaged. I had this great dream last night...or was it the night before? wait, was it a dream, or real...
Some of these are really good, some less so. And so tiny. Of course I'm looking at them on my living room TV/monitor, so they're showing up maybe 18 inches square, quite a bit larger than in real life.Funny you'd work so small. For a few years we've kept a calendar on the fridge which we print out with stuff we know ahead of time filled in, and which we add to as we go. We tend to forget to cross days off and sometimes I get it into my head to fill in the past dates creatively. With abstract doodles and such.Sometimes these doodles look really, really good to me. But they're an inch and a half square. Way too small to do anything with. I wonder if I can scale them up without ruining them. But then I think, maybe a bunch of them all small....
I love the simplicity of these. Forceful and direct, yet really airy and open at the same time. Nice.I saw Saunders last week in NYC. He Says you are in remission(?)Good for you. Best thought forms.On yet another note. I couldn't seem to access my blog. Can't post or edit. (any thoughts?)
Chris, do they still hold together at 18 inch square? I am thinking of printing them out the more I feel them like a comic. And I can't really tell which ones are good anymore. I'll have my favorites, then my wife and daughter will pick their favorites, with some overlap, and then when I post more of them on flickr, somebody will "favorite" an unexpected one. So, I've been keeping the first third that I like, the second third that I am unsure of, and throwing away a third. I am realizing that I am practicing for my recent painting which is in a holding pattern at the moment. It needs little three inch moments of focus coupled with grand overall gestures. Don't know where I'm going with this other than it is all making sense to me.Rebecca, I am in between chemo/radiation and surgery. That is the next step some time in Feb. Thanks for your thoughts and comment. It was so nice of Saunders to call me. That is weird about your blog. Can you sign in? Do you get to the Dashboard?
They look pretty darned good at 18 inches. Not your best but up there. I like the detail you can see in the ink on paper.
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