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“It’s too late to be ready” ~Dogen Zenji
The arts offer delights and surprises when the experience of flow is provoked.  I practice abstract painting because it is one of the more direct and satisfying ways to recognize the slippery truth of reality. My experience in the studio prompts me to pry open old habits so that seeing alone might become the only knowing.  For example, as I work, my intention is to open up a window that allows perception to flow back into its un-imagined source.  I'll sometimes incorporate familiar and deliberate marks or color relationships or shapes with associations that are not quickly clarified.  In deliberately not re-presenting images of objects, I want to provoke a kind of bare visual awareness.  I find this is a natural pull from beauty that is more elemental than even gravity.  I work across a bridge between the ‘full’ of the materials and the ‘empty’ of that bare awareness.  When it works, the painting itself can disappear and a window opens into a viewer's own alive source of beauty instead of onto some material object thought to be beautiful.  I hope the viewer might get a hint of this as if looking right into the impossible mystery of their own source as beauty.    A successful work, for me, is the one that has so departed from comfortable territory that I don't even know if is "good", or not, for days or even weeks after it is finished.  I know it is finished with me when I am looking/listening from that most still place of awareness into a poetic kind of coherence which I cannot yet explain.