Season of the Sun
Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 10:01AM
Dan Colvin in Assemblage

Even before I got minor heat stroke playing Ultimate at high noon on the hottest day of the summer so far, I had suns in my artist's mind's eye. Now I'm cleaning out the garage, which caused me to unearth this half finished monster from two summer ago.


It's around 48" x 85" on heavy plywood panel. Sometimes I stop with a piece when I really like where it's going. Which sounds odd. But actually makes sense. You see if something is not working then there is motivation to make it better and keep going. But if you get to the "half way point" and suddenly really like what you've done, even though its not really where you thought you were going, then you suddenly feel like, 'Hey, do I finish what I started out to do, or do I go with this new energy.' If the right path does not present itself I can find my self in paralysis about how to proceed. This is usually why something gets set aside for while. I'm not saying this is the best way to work, but its an honest assessment of how I sometimes do work. Look for a follow up before the end  of the summer to see where this went.



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