Saturday Nov 06, 2010
Travel Plans Brother
Fire from Heaven
All comparisons in art are a trap.
But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t know what we are doing. My excursion with each piece is a trek into the unknown. This suits my temperament. The experience is clear to me.
When asked to elaborate, I say this: Here are two experiences to ponder. You go to a travel agent to pick up your ticket. You have booked a flight to Los Angeles. You know your destination. Now, the other experience: you go to the travel agent and he hands you a ticket, but no destination labeled. What’s this? He explains that you’ll travel until you get there, wherever there is. Now, this is the juice that keeps me a dedicated painter.
I have faith that the Great Unconscious will take me to a worthwhile destination—and the miracle is that it does so without fail or hesitation; you can’t fool the source of art.