When I was in the Fourth Grade we had a Substitute Teacher one day. He showed us how to use a very simple technique to create a drawing of a Lake with receding perspective. I was very proud of my effort. The Substitute studied the drawing and said, "It is a wonderful work, you are destined to be an Artist." At this time in my life I was not receiving praise in School for much of anything and his declaration was all it took to give my Life a purpose.
Now, at the age of 72, I marvel at how the simple words of a young man could have such a profound effect on my life. Thank you, whom ever you were.
My Artist's Statement, or if you please, my process.
At heart, I'm a mark maker. One followed by another. Some become shapes. Basic design trying to become beautiful. The marks can be made with any thing. Any tool, any material and any process ( imagine what you could do with a Turkey Baster ). I work on the large side so I can use up my energy productively. The end is a Contemplative Object, a little Universe, without a name or a place or a time. In the end I find my meaning in the making so that you can find yours in the viewing.
David McCanless, Human Being
If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint
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