“Everything that’s alive is in motion…”
When painting works, it brings life to an image. When painting fails, it pins an image like a specimen to the canvas.
This is one of the ways I can evaluate my own work: when I sense a presence there… when I see someone looking back at me, when some world begins to breathe…
I love accuracy and precision and care, but without this sense of vital energy a painting fails its most basic assignment.