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  • I begin with blank paper and no preconceived notions about what the lines will be or where they will take me. I simply know that I want to deceive function by distorting form and formula. I created this piece in a similar fashion to what Breton, Gattorno and Miro describe as automatic drawing. The initial burst of lines and energy and expression is automatic and hallucinatory. Then I put it aside. Left it to percolate awhile. I went for a walk. I worked in the garden. I cooked a meal. Returning to the studio I began a deliberate course of construction utilizing colors and a variety of media- acrylic wash, pencil & ink- to formally compose the image in a manner complementary to the frenzied animation of the initial creative rush.
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