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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Signs, Symbols and Halibut at the Terminal

...I thought about Mondrian's frustration this as I drew this Boat.  It is a Halibut Longliner built 100 years ago in the Nordic style. I haven't reduced its wooden form into some angular derivative, not retreated fully into crude romantic scribbles. I think this idea, this meaning distilled in form, is part of third way that is a balance between objectivity and subjectivity.  Schjeldahl would have readers believe that quality in Art proceeds in evolutionary shifts, as in from cubism to suprematism.  I however believe them both, in their classical rigidity and wispy sipirtulism, to be the Scylla and Charybdis  through which quality must pass...

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