For several months now, I have been drawing flowers. I like the theme, the complexity, and the meditation. There are two components to these drawings, as I try to have in all of my work. Outside of the technical facility there needs to be an element of risk at some point. This element of risk (intuition, spontaneous mark, gesture, etc.) is what creates, what I might call, a psychic power that seems to translate down to the viewer.
It creates a response. It induces further looking. Often times the gesture works. Often times it does not and it becomes the ‘fail better idea.’ Fire starters. Each one becomes an entity in itself. Always a new line, shape, color.