One Painter’s Credo

To see the work as a mode of being in the world.
To court naufrage (“shipwreck”) as part of the creative process.
To tickle out all that is hidden and make it manifest.
To hit all chords of association and listen to the reverberations.
To fall in love with paradox: brushwork, composition or meaning.
To realize that what I do is an act of duration rather than the creation of a pleasurable object.
To name and nurture doubt in order for the work’s fullness to surface.
To trust the work when it looks out across at me – that it is resolved and therefore has Presence.
To understand the work as larger than myself.
To view the painter’s path as a series of unintentional turnings and playful permutations.

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