last Saturday and Sunday I spent the afternoons demonstrating and chatting about art. my daughter Elizabeth Bollenberg came to the Sunday event and took some great pictures! the set up was on the third floor of The Cape Ann Museum where "The Rule of Four" exhibit is on view through May 2012. I'm working in front of four of the Species paintings that I created for the museum in 1995. There are Nell Blaine drawings on the wall behind me, and Lynn Swigart's photographs are glimpsed in the corner.
It was fun greeting folk, the old gray matter kept firing, amazing me at the accumulated knowledge that I was eager to share. The most difficult/exciting part of the demonstrations was introducing folk to concept of change that is inherent in my process and final product. Many folk wanted to know how I knew when a work is finished, since I have no preconceived idea of what the finished work will look like. All I could say is, I just know. There's an inner sense of knowing, all of the dynamics of the drawing work, the tension is just right, and I just know. Some work happens fast, and other work happens over time.
as always, comments, questions are welcomed. now, it is time for me to put my studio back together so that the work can continue.