June 08, 2008
Suppose, on my retirement, forced or otherwise, someone thought to honor my studio hours with a retrospective show... not with paintings produced on or around the above studio work table, but with the separated layers of brown kraft paper on the table. When a top paper becomes so marked and torn as to be a distraction, I tape a clean sheet on top of the others. There is a nice soft build-up of papers, each bearing the marks of active participation... being there to catch a drip, a wipe or even a note of reminder or telephone number... yes, active participation.
It would take a white box gallery... NYC preferably... to show these 7'x3' papers respectfully... and the viewers would be used to such and able to fully appreciate. We've all seen such exhibitions... and I think my table papers are ready!
On the other hand... at least I'm cleared for another creative surge... should it show up...