Monthly Sketch Outing

Next Monthly Sketch Outing
Sunday, March 19
Hales Brewery & Pub
4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107

11:00 AM till 1:30 PM*
*note new time, Hales opens at 11 am

See Monthly Outing page for details.

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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