1. Where and how would you display your work in an ideal situation?
In a home. My work is meant for people.
2. If expository writing is good at elucidating and proving a point and
descriptive geometry gives us the tools by which to map objects in space
in relation to one another, what kind of an apparatus does art afford us?
What does art do best?
It provides eye candy or a voice.
3. What can you expect from your audience/fans/viewing public? What would you
like them to know about your work?
My audience already knows. I had a small blank book at Artomatic, and people wrote about the feeling my paintings evoked. They did not write about the image, nor the execution, just their feelings while they looked at the work. They were the feelings I had when I was in their place. I had no statement for them to read. Now, how can I improve on that? I have a voice without words, images that convey just a feeling.
4. Marcel Duchamp said - "Enough with retinal art!" What is your reaction as an artist to this statement?
Duchamp could draw better that I can, so he should know.
5. Do you think that there is still room for art movements in today's
There are still art movements today. Robots seemed to be the popular theme of the last Artomatic. All you have to do is get enough artist together, and you will find any number of movements.
6. What is one question you wished we had asked you about your art? Please
feel free to answer it.
What drives me to create the images that I make? I'm first drawn to a place for the beauty, peace, and sheer magnificence of it. But it's later, while looking a the drawings & photos I take of these places that I notice the powerful geometric shapes - the lights and darks that define the shapes. I like to solve problems, and use the block of trees, the movement in the clouds and water, as tools to express a place as I remember it. I like a bit of logic, greenish trees, light skys, but also a little bit of improvisation, like a base coat of bronzed sienna to paint on. If the end product happens to be a beautiful - a bit of eye candy - who am I to complain. The viewer seems to get the message.