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Painting: Oil, Acrylic, Charcoal, Household, Paint on Canvas, Paper, Steel, Cardboard, Plastic.
These works represent for me a break with my past. For a very long time I have been preoccupied with the tyrants of convention, confusing rational and formal notions for demonstrable ability. These were a distraction that inhibited my practice. In this new work I am attempting to explore and understand how I see, think, remember, experience, how I live, how I am. The works emerge haphazardly, shyly, apologetically into the light, forged through blunt and clumsy gestures, and from whatever materials seem to present themselves to be appropriate at the time. The resulting paintings startle me by their ability to articulate themselves in spite of me, in a language alien to me. They began with me, drawn from me even, but ultimately they leave me behind, confused and trying to understand what they are saying. In this way they make perfect sense.
(This artwork is painted upon unstretched canvas. It is intended that this work be hung by wall-mounted pegs or similar to correspond with the metal eyelets around the edge of the work. Throughout its maunufacture this work has been repeatedly thrown about and attacked, on the wall and on the floor. The eyelets were introduced to help accomodate this process.)