My intention in creating art is irrelevant. I like
to believe that art exists in a state of without why and just
because. Not in the sense that the art speaks for itself
as this suggests that art has to fit into the conceptual space of
language. And not in the sense of art for arts sake
as this alternatively suggests that art exists outside the unity
of living experience. Art needs no language; it is tacit. Call it
unvoiced; or better, pre-voice.
However, having said that, I will contradict myself
by continuing to say in developing art, I must begin at a point
of departure. I begin with specific space, form, light and shadow
in which these elements evoke something for me but, again, without
voice; without a why. I follow this initial reference point, a place,
a room, following an aesthetic path rather than a thinking one.
My guides along the way are color harmony, composition, and light
and shadow. The residual narrative contains a shadow of the original