Sunday, November 11, 2007

Art Statement

Lately, drawing has been the primary focus of my art making. I've been concentrating on ink drawings that straddle the line between abstraction and representation. The ink dripped across the surface begins to take on unintentional representational qualities. There might be a hand in one, or a tree, for example. The images are always just my interpretation. The interpretations of others have often deviated completely from my own. These drawings tend to stay on a small scale, no bigger than 8½ by 11 inches. This makes them more, of a quiet, personal affair. Art should always speak to its viewers, but I prefer mine not to yell at them.

-Bob Amos