I wrote this as a list--so much easier than a narrative for me. And so much easier to change. I think an artist's manifesto should be rewritten on a regular basis. We embrace change--we thrive on transformation
So here is my version of a manifesto for artists:
A journey through the creative process, working and traveling in the Northern Alleghenies of Pennsylvania.
I practice artworking in several different media: encaustic, collage, egg tempera, block printing, and digital
"Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is." Mason Cooley
When we look at a particular work of northwest coast art and see the shape of it, we are only looking at its after-ife. Its real life is the movement by which it got to be that shape. Bill Reid, Haida carver
"Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making of something after it is found" James Russell Lowell, American Poet
"It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted. This is the essence of academicism. There is no such thing as good painting about nothing."
Mark Rothko, artist