The Alchemist

‘The Alchemist’, 9″ X 12″, 3b and 6b pencils on paper.

2 Responses to “The Alchemist”

  1. melancholiastudioinc Says:

    The artist as alchemist? Some of my work take so long, I’ve often said it goes through the crucible. A painting that takes ten years, has ten years of not the actual on and off painting, but all the meanderings and byways I’ve gone through as I pass from one stage of the work to the next. Parallel journeys. Not to mention the lifetime leading up to the ten years spent on the painting. And does a painting predict the future?

    • graphicanthropology Says:

      At times I’ve told people who were curious that all the images took my entire life. Even though I like to describe working as being empty of thoughts, its also like I can feel my entire life from my first, oldest memory. Its a strange feeling, empty and full at the same time.
      Do paintings predict the future? I try not to think about that. Maybe the future me would say something different. I see horrible things in the world as it is now, and I do a lot of drawing and painting about that. I’d rather think my work is more like holding a mirror up to show what is now, I always hope tomorrow won’t look like my pictures.

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