An abstraction. If I had intended to paint a bird man on a scooter it would not have looked like this. If I had intended to paint a bird man it would not look like this. I had no intention of painting a scooter either. That’s just a name I discovered for it. It had to have a name. So Bird Man was born. There is probably another bird man in the world, maybe even a superhero or two. He probably doesn’t fit in. I know the feeling.
I think it’s important not to make every stroke so important. I buy a lot of materials. If I have one canvas and a little paint, then each stroke is important. If I have ten canvases then, maybe the one I’m working on isn’t so important and I can feel like wasting it and the paint because, well, I have nine more. Give an artist one canvas to waste and you give the artist the freedom to work. Freedom of expression creates our best art. It’s when we think we have gone too far, that new work sometimes emerges.
Because someone went too far and considered impressions to be art, because someone went too far and considered abstractions to be art, because someone went too far and considered paint drippings to be art, because someone went to far and considered elephant dung on a Madonna to be art, then maybe ol’ Bird Man has a chance.
Now, where is he? Hmnn.
david michael jackson july 26, 2012 email@example.com send feathers