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January 03, 2004

straight from the barrel

What painting’s for:
feelings of life
[experience gained]
feelings felt,
emotions ridden.

A life lived:
always waiting
temptations fought,
urges suppressed,
sights ignored.

Sights ignored, but then searched out under the spotlight. The created glimpse is not so powerful, so exciting, as the chanced upon, suddenly discovered beauty, of hidden life.

So the marks on the panels must attempt to capture the nature of the found image. Obscured and layered in paint, they must trap the instant, the momentous, the stimulating, the exciting, [the slightly risky edge of the most exciting, heart stopping, emotion] and hold it firm for four hundred years.

many thanks to the Barrel House café, Totnes.

Posted by john at January 3, 2004 11:08 AM

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