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  • The work begins as an act of random chance. The effort is a deliberately non-deliberate exercise to disengage the brain in order to more fully engage the mind in creative endeavor. To achieve the orchestration of chaos into random groupings with no regard to, nor restraint in service of, symmetry, order or cohesion, yet generating those exact effects and varying degrees thereof while establishing narrative and generating story, is the goal of the exercise. Elements from nature, plastic and concrete constructions of abstract imagery, real and imagined fabrications of form and function, suggesting detail while suppressing it, the application of color in the service of light and the accentuation of light through the deliberate manipulation of color... All of these machinations enter into play during the course of creating, executing and completing the composition. The journey's beginning may foreshadow yet cannot accurately predict the journey's end which may sprout forth from the roots of the visions first flowering but is an independent entity, a spawn of the original, a hybrid manifestation of the merging of chaos and order designed to achieve the illusion of consciously orchestrated and synchronistic accidents of haphazard occurrence existing simultaneously in dynamic harmony.

    Image # 1 - View In Perspective Of A Happy Accident - Mixed media painting - acrylic, graphite, colored pencils, ink & watercolor on 18" x 24" 65# wove paper- Poole ' 14

    Image #2 - View In Perspective Of A Purple Sun - Graphite, watercolor pencils, ink & acrylic on 139# 11" x 14" heavy wove paper - Poole '14
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