I'm trying to make sense of the relationship between the different styles of art I produce by making spontaneous notes as I work.
(I also plan to use the notes as the basis for my artist's statement.)
There is a thread – although it isn't immediately obvious even to me – that ties the abstract to the figurative; the cubist to the symbolist. Palette plays a big part but it's not only that.
I have a deep need to draw it all together into a coherent whole as if these different aspects were just so many pieces of a puzzle that, when put together in a certain configuration, will produce a revelation.
There is no forcing this process of assimilation; I work back and forth across the range gradually drawing the strands in closer; I write down what I notice but the conundrum cannot be solved with the intellect; the notes just form part of the weft in and out of which the images are woven; the pattern will reveal itself with time and patience.