2016-10-22

This is an image that I have worked over and over. You can tell by some of the damage in the corners from pinning and unpinning. It is rare that something is ever completed all at once. This one is an extreme, probably one of the oldest and newest. It was started about 15 years ago. I think the layers add to the depth of the image even though they can’t be seen. The image refers to a tank, this one in the process of drying up. That will be the title if I give it one. Tanks are often small, but the image has an ambiguity, grander in scale because of limited reference. The title refers to when it was photographed and put away.

In school one of the worst thing people could say in a critique was that the painting was overworked. Painting is a process, overworked can be underworked, you just stopped in the wrong place.

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