Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Action overtakes choice
My work with improvisation, creating in the present moment of the decision making process, not knowing what the final image will be. I like to experiment and to surprise myself. The activity overtakes the choice. It leaves a visual mapping of an action in time. The art may reflect a kinetic movement such as the shadows moving across the paper. It may describe an action such as reclining or rolling body parts as something visually mapped. I work with color sometimes describing an emotional sensation that may be regarded as romantic painting. I play with the metaphors of landscapes. Illustrating a landscape or tracing a portion of the earth, sometimes the body. I like the visual ideas of line and shape in their normal proportion combined with the action of the mark making, reactive and adaptive. My art is a visual action or improvisation describing a moment of movement using visual vocabulary.