5.12.2011

Why do art? Why paint? Why Photograph?


I was going to write a whole BS manifesto about why I do art but I knew you'd see right 
thru me.  And you'd know.
The instant that
you saw
The Paintings that I did it because it was fun.
Fun.
Fun. 
Fun.


I did it because I didn't want to hand in another in an endless stream of precious
Photos in another endless stream coffee shop gallery.

I did it because I wanted to feel the oily, viscous
nature of the paint sliding across the 
canvas with that
glintzy bit of pressure,
of traction and 
of de-traction that happens.


Because painting is active.
All that matters is how you make the lines.
And I like to paint outside the lines.


And I painted a big
pink 
donut 
with 
sprinkles 
because it makes me 
happy to look at it.
It reminds me of the 
fiction we create 
each time we 
have an
experience.


And most of the time
I
just 
Painted to see
How all the pretty colors looked on the canvas.


But mostly
I painted them
because I could.