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Container

I am often asked about my process by those who view my work. One of the challenges the viewer perceives when they look at the work is that it is freehand. The work is a discipline and it is a metaphor as well. It is specific. It is honoring the container – a sacred space. It […]

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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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substance and Arne Glimcher

Arne Glimcher is sharp when interviewed twice by Charlie Rose (here and here), the first interview starting at about 17 minutes in-the second, shorter and focused only on the gallerist. In a stunning moment Glimcher responds to Rose when he remarks on the cost of artwork in today’s market. The gallerist’s response is one-pointed and […]

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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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