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The Same Mind

I looked at the work I was making and felt the need to sit down with my journal for a discussion about what was happening. The journal holds many spontaneous thoughts that at times become posts for my website.  I wrote: As you can imagine the new work is responded to with; “Well, it is […]

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Ultimately

Ultimately is it all about our mind and our body. Everything comes from that – how we conduct ourselves, who we become, what we do, what we don’t do. How we treat ourselves. How we treat others – how we inhabit our bodies. Beyond that there is nothing. It is all nothing – which is […]

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the new discussions surrounding Agnes Martin

We are in the advent of new scholarship on Agnes Martin; inclusive of some superior re-contextualizing of her work. Among the things to consider in this wake is a new type of model for women artists. Many thought they understood Martin. Pretty straight forward, in fact, there was nothing there really. Well, we instinctively knew […]

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New Work

It is about that time. A new statement about the work. I don’t know exactly what it will look like. So i start here. Parts of this will make its way to my website where i write about my philosophy and process. -Less this time – there is less to say. Interested in simplifying further. […]

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Harry Jackson

As simple and direct as Jackson. I saw a small show of Jackson’s work at the Wyoming State Museum. There is a larger show concurrently at the Nicolaysen in Casper. For those of you who don’t know of Jackson, he passed away in 2011. Originally from Chicago, in part inspired by the cattle drives to […]

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The Bow: Ellsworth Kelly and Agnes Martin

Many are familiar with Agnes Martin speaking about Ellsworth Kelly’s action of bowing to his paintings as he would leave his studio and close the door. A stunning image. Bowing to one’s paintings; like completing each brush stroke, following through so that there is not a ‘sloppy’ ending. With that bow, Kelly carried the completion of […]

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A teaching from the work of Clyfford Still

It is 1977, summer, we are all standing in front of Clyfford Still’s, 1951-52, (sometimes referred to as “his black painting”) at the Art Institute of Chicago. One of the students in the group, looking at this magnificent work says in response to it “I think the artist was saying that even in darkness there is light”. […]

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