making the mark speak
Back to working on this image. For a long time I could not understand how it related to any other work of mine really, but I see now the layering of calligraphic, non descriptive gesture is just exactly what I have been doing. Gesture, mark making as expression rather than description. I am accumulating paint thickness, strokes, drips, shades...looking for that liquid equivalent in a solid, that moving metaphor for a static medium. The expression is in the hand, the emotion is always in the body, but the description articulates in the mind, separate, parallel, reciprocal.
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Give me a minute please to boil myself down to a single descriptive sentence...I am still working on this!