Artist’s Journal: NUMBER 4
The fact that people break down and cry
when confronted with my pictures shows
that I can communicate those basic human emotions.
The people who weep before my pictures are having
the same religious experience I had when painting them.
And if you say you are moved only by their
color relationships then you miss the point.
MARK ROTHKO 1903 – 1970
I’ve been told by a museum curator that people whisper in front of my work. It seems to evoke, as David Boyce once wrote, “…subtlety and calm intrigue …compelling in their quietude.” If art represents a reflection of either an artist’s inner or outer personality, then I’ll assume my art reflects my inner-self since I’m considered a bit hyperactive.
So, what’s the point I’m dancing around? Well, since I believe that my work represents nothing and therefore becomes something – icons – then, in that sense, they don’t really represent a subtlety and calm intrigue or a compelling quietude. They are a portal to that subtlety, calm intrigue and compelling quietude. I have to find out how I do that! Do I actually I do that? Or, do I really want to know?Posted on: 13/05/2012, by : rrfortier