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can i get there from here?

i want certain things to happen in my life. are they happening right now? are they likely to happen if i continue on as i am right now?

it is becoming increasingly obvious that in order to accomplish certain things i need to change who i am and what i do.

it is hard for artists to be honest in their work, i think. it is hard for people to be honest in their lives.

it is easy to change but maybe not so easy to recognize that we need to become someone different if we are going to be able to do the things we want to do.

erasing rauschenberg

hadn't thought about it until just now, but the shadow world features heavily in this piece. could say a lot more about it but not tonight, i want to go to sleep.


remember when i sold some used paintbrushes (palette, rag, etc.) to be used as props on a film set? well, the art consultant remembered my work, and she picked up some paintings last week, right now they're decorating catherine zeta jones' character's apartment (the movie is called "the rebound").

and she saw another piece which she recommended to another art consultant, which today was used in a shoot for "the international," hung in the apartment of clive owens' and naomi watts' characters.

this painting was begun as part of sonntag (you can see it in the top-right picture), then i kept working on it afterwards (rotated to horizontal from vertical, added colors). about seven or eight years ago. it's six feet wide and sixteen inches high and it really doesn't look like what i'm doing these days.

but it has been nice to look at these abstract paintings from those days when i was so confused about what i was doing or what i wanted to do that i would "just paint" sometimes. these days the closest i come to that is jabbing away with a pencil on a piece of paper while i try to organize some thoughts. maybe i want to start messing around again? maybe even with paint?


saturday went out to hunterdon - sparked a ton of ideas - so started to put some down

anyway it is back-and-forth and evolving, and what is here is already completely obsolete, we're going somewhere different (but this was a starting point of sorts)

bowls of fruit

color study is becoming an interactive still life. today made progress.

ron eating red fruit:

sebnem eating orange fruit:

more to come