Here you will discover the musings behind the art. What I was thinking. How I was thinking or if I was thinking at all. 

I Like This Painter's Balls

Years ago I subscribed to New American Paintings to look at what mid-career artists were painting and why. I immediately loved the work of one of the artists, John Gibson

He paints balls. I wasn't sure why I was so drawn to them. They are brilliant in color, simple in shape....after all, they are just balls...but I loved looking at them. Perhaps its the eternal fascination with the roundness of the Earth, the planets, watching my son's soccer games, my daughter's first word...."ball." The ball is a perfect shape.

In describing why he has painted balls for over 2 decades, John Gibson provides no answer. I came to realize that sometimes Art requires no "answer." Sometimes to just look and enjoy is enough.

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