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He left a paper trail…
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Observations on art and art process. Your comments are welcome and encouraged.

Nabokov Note

A Fragment of Nabokov's last manuscript

Nabokov's note above was published in the New Yorker but I failed to note the volume, date, or page. My apologizes to the writer and publisher.
Destroyed Drawing
The final image in any of my drawings is largely the result of the pentimenti that moved the narrative along but did not resolve it. The under-drawing is part of the overall look and meaning of the work – it adds tonality and narrative depth. Sometimes though, the drawing fails as the pentimenti overpowers the final image, mirroring it like quicksand under a surface of marks and wipeouts.

Efface, erase, delete, rub out, wipe out, obliterate. This is my studio life.
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