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O6 . June . 2002


“THERE IS nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.”

~ Henri Matisse (1869–1954), French painter and sculptor

God Continues to be provident.

An interesting side note: in Hebrew, Providence is the "seeing before". A standard definition is provided at the right and below that is a deep study on "Providence" - click the link at bottom to see the study, it will open in a new window.

June has seen an explosion of new work - vibrant, vital new work. Continuing to challenge my traditional ways of representation, the new work seeks the ground of immediacy - energetic, spontaneous, sensuously layered. My choice is to bypass finesse and fine craftsmanship, to get to a more primal impact, subverting the "precious object" idea of art. Following a method of construction / de-construction / reconstruction, I am finding intricate detail and texture amidst raw brutishness.

The new paintings are finding success in viewer involvement. Bordering on Mandala type experience, the paintings have a way of of inspiring contemplative imagination at a visceral level. This is exactly what I had hoped for. Read more about the paintings in the opening of "New Work for June 2002". The link is at right above.



June continued - Past Revisited ... >>6.1




New Works
See the New Paintings finished in June 2002
1.providence or Providence God’s guidance: the wisdom, care, and guidance believed to be provided by God
2.providence or Providence God: God perceived as a caring force guiding humankind
3.good judgment and management: good judgment and foresight in the management of affairs or resources

[14th century. Directly and via Old French from Latin providentia “foresight,” from provident-, the present participle stem of providere “to provide.”]

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In Depth and Insightful Study for PROVIDENCE