Inhabiting the present
Jules Feiffer in his book Backing Into Forward writes, "there is no there or now or past. Only the instant, the blink, the spark, but where is the fire [the fire of creation, without which the work means nothing], the fire that warms, illuminates and can also singe and scar?"
When I paint I fully inhabit the present. My eyes, my consciousness... I'm entirely focussed. For me, painting is a form of meditation. Sometimes what I create can bring pleasure to a viewer or perhaps elicit a ques... [more]
The Artist Skips Over Eighty and Achieves Eternity, poem by Jack Foley
THE ARTIST SKIPS OVER EIGHTY AND ACHIEVE ETERNITY (poem by Jack Foley)
the sleeping princess
tells us of the world)
is a reign
is as old
(approximately 2,400 electronic circuit boards, tied together
with copper wire, enclosing a woman's form
modeled after the jade burial suit of Chinese Princess
Wan, Han Dynasty, 140 B.C.)
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