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Five Lines Four Spaces ( An Updated Version of The Broadway Boogie Woogie ): For Bud Powell , 2011 Acrylic on canvas 62 ” by 46 3 ⁄ 4 ” n
Flying High for Betty Carter , 1998 Acrylic on canvas 106 1 ⁄ 2 ” by 84 1 ⁄ 4 ”
I am a collaborator . I collaborate with the paint . The acrylic paint provides fifty percent , and I provide fifty percent . The painting as object is a collaboration between mind and matter .
Some of the conceptual elements in my paintings are :
1 . Multi-dimensional space 2 . Molecular perception 3 . Quantum geometry 4 . Multi-dimensional light 5 . Randomness 6 . Found color structure 7 . ‘ To make ’ as opposed “ to paint ’ 8 . Paint as collage 9 . Three dimensional line 10 . Surface as topographical description of paintings ’ object-ness 11 . Form as gap between painting and sculpture 12 . Negation of the empirical
To all painters : Let ’ s go where the computer cannot go . Let ’ s prove the relevance of painting in today ’ s society . Painters are the psychic canaries in the coal mine : we know which way the fumes are blowing . My advice to young painters : learn to hold your ground . Be honest with yourselves . Embrace the history of painting , and I promise you : You ’ ll never be alone .