General Attitude Towards the Evolution

of my Art: From Start to Present

It’s funny. In some ways I’ve made a complete circle regarding my attitude towards creating
art. Back in 1998 when I first started painting, my interest in psychoanalysis led me to paint
quite quickly and then analyze and find unconscious imagery that came out of the deep
recesses of my mind. Now over 20 years later, my newest work which I believe to be my best
yet falls along similar lines. They consist mostly of color pencil drawings. While doing this
work, I don’t think. That’s right...I don’t think. Well for the most part, I don’t. Sometimes I
pause and think about compositional matters or specific color choice or most overall when
there is a specific object to be drawn. But other than these fleeting matters, I’m drawing from
as near I can from the unconscious. No decisions, no thought, just where the pencil takes me.
This I find to be extremely liberating and produces work which many times turns out to be quite
complex, but in reality I’m producing them in auto-drive like the cars of the future.

The Van Gogh House
The Scissors
The Goblet and the Sun
Knife in the Eye
Pepper and Salt
The Egghead

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