In the fall I opened the box of figure drawings and I didn't see a figure. I saw my self reflected in the tentative lines and disproportionate shapes. What I saw in the drawings was a portrait of the person who made the drawings. When I draw I reveal myself in ways that I don't know and that I can't know in that moment.
What has become clear for me as an artist, seeing my work over longer and longer periods of time, is that any meaning a work conveys, any energy that a work transmits to viewers, doesn't happen through what is depicted; subject and materials are secondary to the artist's state of mind.
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