MFA ’12 Fine Arts Low-Residency
Heidegger wrote not so much about what art is but rather what art does; he believed that it discloses the nature of being to us. I took to this explanation because it left the “what art is question” for everyone to decide for themselves. This recent painting represents a kind of milestone in my own practice. It expresses (or is beginning to do so) what feels like a material manifestation of the real nature of my own being. My hope is it will evoke meaningful feelings in those onlookers Rothko referred to as sensitive observers. After twenty years of work I, like Agnes Martin, have finally arrived at the starting line.