The waterline has risen above my head. I do not want learning, dignity, or respectability. I just want to see more clearly under water.
Friday, November 25, 2011
I am having to think carefully about what my work is about. I started this project because I was in transition and have no clear direction although I have many years of work behind me. Finding truth in an image is a life's work. It can't be done without penetrating effort and it isn't about process, technical ability, interesting images, entertaining stories although these can be a vehicle to something profound but in and of themselves they are nothing. Every good artist has something important to say and searches for the means to say it. We have to be dedicated to the truth in all things, and only then can we begin to find ourselves.