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Duchamp, New York, The 21st Century and Chelsea

Duchamp, without a doubt, gave us our most brilliant theories on art and context.  What is of the utmost importance to remember is that these ideas include the maturity and quality of the work as well as the actual object itself. “Bad” work in the context of a “good” gallery can be pure unadulterated crap. […]

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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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a practice of being human

As I walk into the studio, bend down to take off my winter boots, place them specifically at the entrance – as if walking into sacred space; I sense the phrase practice of being human. This work, my work, is a contemplative studio practice that is about the meta cognitive aspects of being human; an investigation […]

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urgency and the creative process

At this point in time the only moments that i do not feel a sense of urgency are when i am in the studio. The more fragility and flaw i can identify through my process the more i feel i have gotten to the core of the work. It is subtle. The kind of subtle […]

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another approach to looking at the work

It is dry on the mountain. More so than i remember – for quite some time. It is an extreme. Too much of one thing- out of balance.  And the work i am making is about less. As a colleague of mine said the other day, sometimes they think they would like to retreat to […]

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when art is so good it hurts

Glitter. Just returning from floating in the bubble that is Aspen i am struck by Twitter images. A dead Palestinian baby, killed in a fire bombing, preciously wrapped in the flag of his country, a dog repeatedly stabbed in the head by someone “that did not like it”, continued police brutality of pathological proportion – […]

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now

The most succinct expression of thoughts on the parts of a whole; the interconnectedness of everything. Of the formal properties of art making.  Drawing as an end; in and of itself. The body that propels energy into the making of a line and the betrayal of the body by that line.  The body’s balance. Its […]

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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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and The Resolution

For many years I have worked with earth as medium in my work; not as something to give texture to a painting – but to give it life. My work is about the earth, my relationship to it and your relationship to it as well. I have decided to make drawings. Moving away from the […]

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