John Slavin

Portfolio: IV. Bugarach and the Deep Gorges

The Magic Portal

I dreamt I held a brush and was enfolded in rock.  It is easy to be overwhelmed by information on mountain and in gorge.  There are many statements visible in rock.  I see varieties of alphabets and patterns from nature's cipher.  This sensory flood must become a reduced synthesis in order to make the image.  I must contain all in stylization and personal calligraphy and travel from speedily made outdoor sketches into the cloister of the studio.  I teach myself art directly from nature.