- Which is more important to you in your art creations, your own personal self and values, or social approval of what you are creating? If you have the liberty to be yourself in a group are you then free? Can you then create something that others would have never thought of and feel good about it?All this is a personal enterprise – it is real, it speaks to today and our need to rethink individuality in the arts. Our need to value art not for it’s social commentary, or historical documentation but for its stubbornness to still scream out for the individual to speak. The individual is not created through a social collective.I have picked up the pieces of the often repeated painted concept of motion, movement, and tried to see them anew, fresh, filled with a new way for life to continue, in perpetual motion, in the circle of life, and put them in my work called "The Marble Game."
- If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is one you are living.
~Joseph CampbellWhen people ask me how do I come up with my ideas in my work, I describe to them the feeling I get when I stand before a large body of water, I am so small, and tell them that the ideas come from the connection between me and this vastness. I paint possibilities. I paint with as much childlike…Jesus commands "You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor…” This question was modernized in Star Trek when Spock states, “logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”
- What I discovered later after I left grad school that; the discussions were based on power and where the power was, who had the power and how to get the power from them. And the central points of the discussions were based on reality versus mysticism.The concept of artist has changed. When one thinks of artist one frequently thinks of the masters and skilled craftsmen applying their acquired techniques perfectly to whatever it is they are producing. The concepts of creator or creative, which is the one I personally like, has taken up the empty space that the notion of “artist” once held.The wind can’t be whispering when you fly a kite. At least when you are a beginner anyway. The wind needs to howl like a lion, surround you and your kite and lift you both.
- Watch an interview with Christine about her show "The Journey" at the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts.The authentic, unique individual self is not created by a trend – just like authentic, unique, one of a kind art works are not created by a trend. The self of the artist – can only appear in the work if the artist knows themselves and that doesn’t happen with trends.I watched a little boy in a green shirt run as fast as he could to the gate that opened to the board walk. Running down the boardwalk the little green shirt went and as soon as the feet of the little boy could go hit the sand the arms of the little green shirt stretched out and the little…
- Artists frequently ask themselves, "what makes an artwork good? Why did that painting win a prize and mine didn't?" Because I find it very challenging to compete internationally with my work, and because I find it much more rewarding that trying to find a gallery who will handle my work and be a good match for the both of us,…A new symbol is emerging in my work. It is a circle that surrounds a dot. I asked myself why in the world as I creating this symbol over and over, and loving it. Then it came to me - it's the seed of life. How beautiful - just beautiful.Hooray for the undemocratic process - as I understand it it is filled with diverse artists and souls like Jerry's. And not filled with, as the undemocratic judge suggests, a well rounded exhibition with diversity but poor art.
- A title is part of the work, for me my titles are lyrical, musical, playful. My title speak to the art. If an artwork has a title such as “Untitled” doesn’t that say something about the art and the artist?In the 60's when I was an under grad student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the concept of the aesthetic was defined, understood, and taught, as a sublime, mystical, holy place. A pure space, that was very enjoyable.He said, “art is not democratic, I chose works that I liked.” Whoa – I said to myself and many things rang through my head.
- New post “The Artist’s Soul Is Not Transcendental” Douglas Rosenberg, Chair, UW-Madison Art Department quoted Immanuel Kant in his weekly newsletter. Kant said “all knowledge transcendental which is concerned not with objects but with our mode of knowing objects.”Artists create from tired and worn out realities that were and bring them back anew, refreshed, alive, changed and different.