In order to stitch together biography and art, it meant pulling out every single photo and having a look.
I gave my first ‘artist talk’ at The Dixon last week, power point and all. A variety of people showed up - family, old friends, art world friends, and strangers. (Thank you!) I basically told my story, which like most people’s is not a straight line that goes from one thing to the next, but a looping experience of going backwards, coming forward, moving sideways, coming forward, falling down, coming forward.
I explained how and why I make paintings - how my eyes take in information and how I abstract what I see. I talked about influences, discoveries and taste. I was admittedly nervous, especially while planning it, but once I started it felt natural and comfortable to explain my process from the beginning.
We all have a story.