One of the thoughts I had during that quiet time was, "Why do I continue making art?" I have loads of paintings in the stacks that I haven't looked at in some time. Do I need to make more? Until I was hit with shingles, I was of the same opinion as Frank Auerback, a well known painter in Germany. who is a few years older than I. He said, "It seems to me madness to wake up in the morning and do something other than paint, considering that one may not wake up the following morning."
I hope to feel that way again.
|From the Series, "Other Realities" Oil and collage, 1999|
|more "Other Realities" 1999. this painting was on load to a friend. She chose to give it away.|