Sunday, March 30, 2008

folk?

I wonder if I am, at heart, a folk artist. I have never been fully trained, I have never "fit" into the type of art that required intellectual discourse. When I began to think through my hands, I drew/painted what I felt and saw....mostly emotional. I think I can say with confidence that figurative narrative painting had STOP DON'T written all over it. I was not an action painter, a hard edge painter, an abstract painter and above all not a minimalist or a conceptual painter.

The better idea is to blast all labels. We all just do what feels right. In my drawings lately, I am able to quickly explore more of my imagination. Pen and ink are very freeing. And I'm able to breathe....no stinky fumes. Not to say I won't be back in the studio as soon as my little bronchials are happy.

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