February 5, 2007

The painting in the drawing

The real work on the star has begun. It is one thing to come up with an image to capture a concept, an other to transform a drawing into a painting. I still think as a drawer and not as a painter, in lines and composition rather than strokes of color. To find the painting that is hidden in the drawing is a painful process of various degrees of ugliness. I just have to keep painting, layer after layer until I finally see it; the hidden painting. There is beauty hidden in the image somewhere and I need to dig deep to uncover it. Like the beauty of the Star that can only be truly appreciated after the horror of the Tower.

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