I work in cycles and series and projects, often several concurrently, compulsively, relentlessly, trying to understand.
What is left, my work, is incidental to the process, organic in nature, a compendium of moments in a journey.
It is the passing that I try to cultivate,
the happening of a painting.....
Painting, art, is a pantograph; as the hand moves, the mark is made. ...... recognize when a picture is flawed in the most meaningful ways, and then stop.
Make the next picture.
In that way a history can be devised; a mythology of the artist as an experiment.
The pictures are always rooted in life,
They are a form of dance, I think.
JQ, November 19th, 2013
edited September 18th, 2014 left, Phanes, 2013, oil on panel, 24 x 18, handmade redwood frame.