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The first book about writing – one written in China around 200 AD “The Art of Writing”

The first book about writing – one written in China around 200 AD The Art of Writing by Lu Chi. “In soothing the writer concerned about repeated themes, he reminded him that “a common song sung to a great melody is another way to find beauty.” A more structural approach to allow for intuitive gestures.

When I was driving from Augusta, Georgia to Abbeville, South Carolina…

When I was driving from Augusta, Georgia to Abbeville, South Carolina, the light was so mesmerizing, and the air so intoxicating, that I had to stop the car before I ended up on the other side of the road. from Art Koans by Robert C. Morgan “Rational thought process. Koan is meant to overcome the limitations of the rational solution. The Koan looks for another way of dealing with previously held notions of reality.” This whole thing with language – […]

The tension in an Agnes Martin is that the painting does not allow you to get close

The tension in an Agnes Martin is that the painting does not allow you to get close – a kind of cool intimacy – her paintings do not envelope you – physically it is more of an optical experience of perception – eye/mind as Agnes Martin said, “I make non-relational abstractions.” What is silence, emptiness, fear, interval, internal, inside, color, light, emotion, feeling, yes, no, maybe, sometime, tentative, sure, definite, traveling light Kirtan music is repetition – allows you to […]

I had thought that painting was about suffering and building up the surface, but now realize that a thin veil of paint can say something too.

I had thought that painting was about suffering and building up the surface, but now realize that a thin veil of paint can say something too. On reading Proust – not from a scholarly approach but experiential. The more you read these long sentences where structure seems to be abandoned, the more you, the reader slows down and the sense of breath becomes present, while the sense of linear time is abandoned. That if we slow ourselves down enough – […]

Notes for Journal – May 16

I am dealing with memory, but not just actual memory of experience, but rather memory that is part of my DNA, and that, juxtaposed with the actual moment of experience, can connote a different sense of time.

Notes from Blue Fabriano journal – April 7, 2015

Roland Barthes – “it had all been done before as no individual expression possible.” Is painting a hermetic activity? The question I asked when starting these new group of paintings that were titled Traveling Light was, could the meaning of the work go beyond just the materials of the painter? The “what you see is what you see” said by Stella could be replaced with what you see you don’t see, or in the words of Paul Klee – “to […]

My dream – December 5, 2014

I am in Washington and the colors are grey and have a film over them. I see an orange gerber daisy and the color is so clear and so intense is the color. I say to myself that is what I want in the painting. Reading Patrick Modiano and Robert Cappa brings up loneliness and absence along with black and white.