It is a struggle to balance the distortion while retaining the description, a careful balance, a constant search into what can be moved, removed and how much can be added, a drop, a ray of light, a bubble. I am in the zone today, thinking about one of my great spiritual mentors, Chuck Close, whose book I was reading yesterday among other things, and all the random lovely vibrating particles which are no longer dots, but strings, strings of light and energy, strings of color and joy. Tomorrow I will keep working on the features, darken the lips, lighten the eyes, re-draw the contours...and when I get it right it will finally be time to unify the universe with a bit of harmony and glazing
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Give me a minute please to boil myself down to a single descriptive sentence...I am still working on this!