All Saxophones Are Trees
paintings by Carl Smith
For many years I approached abstract art head on and tried to deal with nonobjective
abstraction in a personal way, but these images always fell short of the real thing for me.
The filter of my experiences must be expressed through the medium of landscape and painting but there is never an attainment of the goal. Surviving the process to get to a painting's end is difficult enough.
The more paintings I make the more I learn how to say what is needed.
Being able to present my work has had such a huge influence on the work I make and my ideas around how to make paintings consistently over a long period of time. This final step in the creative process for me is the most important. Presenting the work completes a cycle of creativity that allows me to start at the beginning of painting again, which often starts as an emanation from my heart, compulsively telling me to try to make a slightly better painting then the one I just made.
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