379. August 10th….If you always do what you always did you will always get what you always got…..

“The Rounds” 2010

“The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it… I can resist everything but temptation.” – Oscar Wilde

there seems to be a time hovering around me these days…a time of transition…that begins in a place…so least likely to be construed….an origin….more established and unlikely to accept any change…my painitng…my method….or style of distributing paint onto a surface….this is the place….that the changes are beginning to manifest and become some permanent expression of the alterations taking place…..

painting is like cooking….cooking a reiable….proven recipe….that stays consistant…ad nauseum…..so much so to a point that….the written recepie doesn’t need to be available to produce the dish…as does the hand mimic the original movements…that produced some stellar piece of art work….that stuck like flies to fly tape…..became some image that was defining…yet hopefully a place of departure …where the location never felt like a base…or safety zone to work from….more a temporary place of exploration and experimentation…until one day the critical mass….became a little too much to endure….either it went….or I did…..and to stay is a repetitive process of newness that really only looks new to the eye for the first time…then it reveals its truth…and “done this a hundred times” sort of dialogue…..that level of conversation that doesn’t sound like a record skipping….anymore…..

changing direction in my work is not a big issue….it is more of a timely event that really was defined by a combination of…..exploration….experiments….other artists…..input…..reading…translating what is into what I think it can be…at least for now…..and a desire….there are events that arise that point other directions….that offer a glimpse of something so closely related…yet miles apart….that I have been experiencing….similarities that require I pay closer attention….move sometimes that direction….for a brief moment…yet long enough to see there is much more I am interested in….and want to try…..maybe it’s moving a little higher up on the tight rope……knowing there is less net below….and honestly…that feels pretty good…..

paintings speak…..they are a visual/oral history of sorts that……have a timeline…..they can illustrate…when Cheerios and raisin bread were the diet….or travel was significant…..when love began or ended…..who were and are the heroes…..paintings are a great way of speaking without the words…and listening…to a conversation from across the room….while listening to one miles away….to change this mentality doesn’t necessarily change the speakers…or those who listen….it is taking an ordinary wind….and turning it…..divine…….

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2 thoughts on “379. August 10th….If you always do what you always did you will always get what you always got…..

  1. Beautiful post, Robert. Your words have traced an image of a vast roadmap in my mind. You were here at this time, there at another. I relate, exceptionally well, to what you share here. Amen, dude. And the river flows…

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