During a studio session the paint and graphite are often flying and there is a dance that happens. It is often an awkward, frustrated, strange sort of dance that is sometimes a bit wild. Then, at some point, comes the need to step back from the image, to slow it down. The expression becomes more efficient and thoughtful, neither restrained nor random. In the current series the role of the line or grid brought some stability embedded in the movement and energy, a kind of framework or structure. Sometimes the grid came first, and at other times later. Altogether trying to capture that beautiful union where chaos to calm occurs, and where it becomes an amazing marriage.
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