Potential

acrylic painting

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For me, sometimes things are more beautiful in process than they are finished.  It’s about their potential.  When I’m working on something I don’t know how it is going to turn out in the end.  Sure, I have an idea and I might even be trying to emulate something I see.  But there are endless decisions in the process of making art, and painting and drawing allow a lot of spontaneity.

Eugene the Elephant

print

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Eugene is my elephant.  He has been with me since before college which says a lot because college was 12 years ago.  It’s possible that he came in a happy meal.  The print above was his first appearance in my work.  It was an assignment for my printmaking class at Drew and I think I was having a very hard time deciding what to make images of in that class.  That is the foundation of my relationship with this stuffed elephant.  I draw him when I have no idea about what to draw…and squares sometimes.

Now Eugene has his own shelf in my studio.  He sits right behind where I paint my pictures, quietly.  He makes appearances on my instagram account on occasion too.