As I’ve been exploring new horizons of painting I feel so uncertain about my abstract painting. I’m pulled back to landscape again and again … back into the comfort zone!
I love abstract work where the paint is juicy, tactile, and energetic. I’m experimenting with layering, scraping, spreading, scratching and splashing to get new kinds of marks. What I create is intriguing, but I feel lost in the not-knowing. I want my paintings to mean something.
It’s only natural that something new will feel so…new! Am I avoiding the growing edge of the mystery?
I think the greatest abstract paintings DO grapple with big human issues – Our conflicts with moral imaginings, and our efforts at moral transformation. Rabbi Berger talked about us being creative maladjusted. And therefore called to create the beauty, meaning, truth in our lives.
What do we create in the spaces between us? There’s a big question to paint on.