I am committed to study of nature as well as the ‘artificiality’ of art- it’s selection, accentuation, elimination and simplification. Above all I ask if the painting ‘feels’ like what I am looking at. I trust the quick and instinctual over the thought-out. But again, I realize that hours of study lie behind a quick painting. And always my understanding comes far short of the inventiveness and subtlety of nature. And that makes me laugh with wholehearted appreciation. T.S. Eliot echoed my nascent thoughts for the first time. He said, basically- ‘Do not think, you‘re not ready for thought. In the end there is only humility and humility is infinite’. Humility comes from the word for earth. And study of the earth is very grounding, centering and humbling, and the most expansive thing I know.
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