The Non-fiction Artist

“All has not been said and never will be.” Samuel Beckett (from The Painter’s Keys) Does originality and imagination require an artwork be cut from a whole new cloth or is it simply to look from a fresh angle? The push to constantly startle the viewer has led art further and further out on a… Continue reading The Non-fiction Artist

Imitating Imagination

“Don’t play what’s there.  Play what’s not there.” Miles Davis (from The Painter’s Keys)   Definitions and claimants to the dominion of imagination abound.  Everybody wants to claim imagination.  Has the word lost its meaning?  Who really understands what imagination is all about?  Everywhere you turn someone or something is called “Imagination” from cruise ships… Continue reading Imitating Imagination

A Magical Imagination

“One of the virtues of the very young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination.” Sam Levenson  (from The Painter’s Keys) Is true imagination alive and well today?  Imagination can appear to be an exercise in futility when art is created by rote.  Over and over an artist… Continue reading A Magical Imagination