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  • I often 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 is described by Breton, Gattorno and Miro as automatic drawing. That is the initial burst of lines and energy and expression is automatic and hallucinatory. Then I put it aside. Leave it to percolate awhile. I go to the beach. I work in the garden. I cook a meal. Uupon my return to the studio I begin a deliberate course of construction utilizing colors and a wide variety of media- pencils, colored pencils, crayons, ink, watercolor and acrylic to formally compose the image in a manner that would most complement the frenzied animation of the initial creative rush.
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