"I like to believe that art exists in a state of “without why and just because.” Not in the sense that the art “speaks for itself” as this suggests that art has to fit into the conceptual space of language. And not in the sense of “art for art’s sake” as this alternatively suggests that art exists outside of unity of living experience. Art needs no language; it is tacit. Call it unvoiced; or better, pre-voice.
However, having said that, I, in developing art, must begin at some reference point of experience. I begin with specific space, form, light and shadow in which these elements are evocative and, again, without voice; without a why. I follow this initial reference point, a place, a room, in a certain mood following an aesthetic path rather than a thinking one. My guides along the way are color harmony, composition, and light and shadow. The residual narrative is a trace of the original reference point."
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