Light on Canvas

“Sometimes I know so little about what

the unconscious demands

that I simply leave it to my hands,

so that afterwards I can think about

what I have shaped.”

~CG Jung, CG Jung: His Myth in Our Time, von Franz
Portrait of James Baldwin

A painting is a presence.

Not simply that it has presence, though it does.

We’re talking about good paintings, real paintings;

whatever any of that might mean….

In them presence is an essential quality.

Maybe quality isn’t the right word….

Is a being reducible to its qualities?

Is presence something beyond quality

as well as number?

Here you will find my recent projects.

I’m in the process of migrating my

portfolios and posts from

Light on Canvas.

Portfolios:

While painting we navigate between assumptions

and accidents, and perception and realization.

This happens at its own pace and keeps

us continually off-balance.

The tendency is to see this as a bad thing

and “short-circuit” art

into some sort of production.

Paintings are footprints.

They show us where we’ve been

and point towards where we’re going;

all from within a deep fog

where everything is confusing

and maybe, we can see just

back a few steps and a little bit ahead

into the glare, into the gloom.

Visit:

“Sometimes I know so little about what

the unconscious demands

that I simply leave it to my hands,

so that afterwards I can think about

what I have shaped.”

~CG Jung, CG Jung: His Myth in Our Time, von Franz


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