You know, Joe...sometimes I feel that the world is a "no man's land" for me. I have never fit in with the contemporary art world, the classical realist world, objectivism, the commercial world, or American culture…nor do I fit in with Solo.
The very odd thing is that I am profoundly sincere and when you combine that with a passionate love of art and a quest for truth in art you would think I should find a happy home somewhere.
I have now been exploring art for 37 years, since I was 11…I know Rembrandt, Picasso, and Kant and Rand’s aesthetics like the back of my hand…
I do have something that seems to throw off people including many soloists…I go for the purist and greatest people and art that I can find. That is an extremely high and very demanding standard and one I enjoy with simple sensual delight.
The vast majority of people never achieve, for whatever reasons, the greatest that they can be…and I am always amazed when some of them act as if that is more demanding, more heroic, more worthy of recognition than the people who do find the way.
Of course, I could ignore kitsch themes, no themes, contradictory light sources, the significance of the totality of entire operas, the difference between “like” and “evaluation”, history of art, original and independent thinking, passion, integration…and not offer anything but superficially kind support for people who insist on opinions with scant evidence and little supportive knowledge. What would be the point?
Though I am not laughing now, I have always enjoyed Francisco’s laughing with humor at frustrated people because he knew something much greater existed. The kind of world I live in, my authentic daily existence is filled with passion, dedication, waves of light vibrations, and thought, is such a place.
I don’t know how to say this, and maybe I shouldn’t, but you see I know I have a tremendous amount of beneficial knowledge of art…what is the point of sharing it here it if it is not matched in kind? On the other hand, that maybe the curse of original and independent thought.