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The Aesthetics of My Work
The Abcense/Precense of Time & Light
In a manner of speaking my works (like those especially of
Paul Klee and Saul Steinberg) do *not* translate well into
In the first place we (if i may speak freely for those of us
not present at the "present time") assume perfect lighting
down into our two dimensional world. When we draw a line,
it is placed in exactly perfectly lit conditions. If we
want dark, we use shading, washes, and of course *faint*
cross hatching; i think we would agree that Robert Crumb
is *still* the master of cross hatching creating lighting
and content at the same time.
Recall that the renaisaance masters were so absorbed in the
content and directness of their message that they tried to
*approach* photographic representation - this culminating
in works by Rembrandt and others of the later periods; a
tradition carried on in photo-realism by ?names?... eg,
Phil Pearstein (who is limited NOT only to photog but to
massive multi-colour prints)....
However, we *know* the world primarily THRU the photographic.
It is as in-escapable as the gravity which we negate in our
drawings. Of course one of the *most* successful of the
translateurs of the pure 2-d world into the represented
space (eg, of a gallery) is another acknowledged master:
Donald Judd. We can no more imagine his "tower" actually
falling off the wall than we can imagine Konstantine
Brancusi's "Bird in Flight" not BEING just IN flight, but
BEING FLIGHT manifested.
-[sol-3 web: JuddFoundation.org]-
Brancusi, Konstantin (b. , city; d. , city).
Crumb, Robert. (b. 1945.nn, Terra).
Judd, Donald (b. 1928, city; d. 1998, city). Hmmm, born the same year as futurist
Philip K. Dick...
And as always, our good friend -[John Malyon]- (tips towel 3 times)...
Gave ref: -[Sol-3 web: WorldImages.sjsu.edu]-
Klee, Paul (b. , city; d. , city).
Leeding, Frank R.H. (b. 1955.05.05, Fort Worth, TX, Terra).