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The Moon Placed in My Hands

The Moon Placed in My Hands

Piece description from the artist

A painting gets born when it has a specific presence that comes alive in it. It comes together only at the very end through the last accoutrements that come along so naturally and pleasurably, to fine-tune all that is already rhythmically tied. How I place shapes together becomes the structure in both the paintings and the drawings: ‘(where’ they exist in space in relationship to each other). The dialog between ideas lives in me like a fascinating story I'm telling. Invention surges up and I paint out of curiosity: a problem area in the painting becomes a foreign country in which to travel. I continue to strengthen the major concept as it is in the process of becoming "whole." I can never quite get there, but I get closer as I develop my skill, over time. A familiar shape worked out in the last painting gets obliterated in the new one, for it cannot have a name that has already been spoken. Just as an improvisational musician finds his "lines," I enjoy the struggle inside the search.

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48.0" x 38.0"
oil on canvas

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