Photograph © 2011 Jon Naar

A DEFINITION OF ART AND BRIEF ARTIST’S STATEMENT 

 Art; A species of play, the object of which is the creation of forms that need serve no purpose other than revelation.

I always work from a picture’s inadequacies. That doesn’t necessarily mean I address them directly. Sometimes just working in the neighborhood can be sufficient. After all, transition is everything in art, both from a formal and psychological point of view. That is to say, how you get from here to there on a canvas must provide both the epiphany and unity required by art. Ideally they should be indistinguishable from each other.