9.23.2013 When I was an art student I was assigned to draw from life; to look closely and render the world outside. I always found this kind of rendering tedious and could never find an engaging thing to draw until one day in art history class, while studying the etchings of Rembrandt, I realized he saw a deeper subject. He was rendering the light itself, specifically the way light reveals, by gradient and by shadow, whatever it touches.

Many years later I still draw from life but I turn around and look at the world that is inside, and I realize that my subject is not my thoughts, ideas, or imagination but the light of consciousness that reveals them.
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