|Stephen S. Vanek
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The American poet A. R. Ammons once wrote a long improvisational poem on an adding
machine tape. He wrote in bursts, highly energized, trusting his impulse, and often doing very
little editing or reworking. A writer Daniel Tobin had this response to Ammon’s work:
There is no "finality of vision," the creative process, like the ecological process of a
dune-swept shore, depends… on "the wider forces," the "enlarging grasps of disorder,"
out of which order itself is momentarily fastened.
On my best days I paint with a similar consciousness allowing the paint and my impulses
to take over, not thinking too much, feeling my way through, and always looking at the
emerging piece trying to help it become what it wants to become.
I'm located in Dallas Texas. For more information please
email me at StephenVVV@sbcglobal.net
I found this interview with abstract artist Sean Scully interesting and inspiring.
An analysis of Jackson Pollock artistic influences and development
One of my favorite artists; Nicholas De Stael
What are you doing?
You've never seen enough have you,
of that river you looked at all your life?
It never does anything twice. It needs
forever to be in all its times and aspects
and acts. To know it in time is only
to begin to know it. To paint it, you must
show it as less than it is. That is why
as a painter I was never at rest. Now
I look and do not paint. This is the heaven
of a painter -only to look, to see
without limit. It's as if a poet finally
were free to say only the simplest things.