Wednesday, March 11, 2009

once again, it's been a long time...

so, last week i dragged out a 58x84 canvas that i started 4 years ago. needless to say, it has become something new and important to me. black and harsh... it's going to be a good journey wherever it leads. to paraphrase the eastern sages: the goal is the path... and today i went back into the 60x48 canvas i've been working on since 2001... we'll see. time in the studio has been good, bad, frustrating and invigorating. kind of what one can expect if this is the life chosen. moments in there of complete ennui and then suddenly the drawings are going and the paint flies and hits its mark with aplomb. or not...

a commissioned piece is finished or nearly so, there are possibilities brewing (to be firmed up) and spring is coming sooner or later. and i'm trying to make my work. to paraphrase once again, this time brice marden, "it's not about a single painting, its about doing your work and the evolution of a vision." fuck yeah...

2 comments:

Rico said...

Z,
Love the Marden quote, looking forward to seeing more fruits of your labors. Keep up the fight.

robert kingston said...

Glad to see you back on blog. Sounds like you are engaged in the studio. No its never about one painting or one show or one body of work. Much as we like to imagine make or break moments its all about the slog - the keeping-at-it-ness.