Georgia O'Keeffe said, "Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing--and keeping the unknown always beyond you." The portion of her words that ring with resounding clarity is the idea that sharing that piece of myself, yourself, ourselves, is the primary focus.
Eva Hesse, an influential sculptor working in the 1960s in New York, said, "I am interested in solving an unknown factor of art and an unknown factor of life." I can appreciate her insight as I work through my pieces. There is a juxtaposition that I cannot quite grasp between myself, my subject, the material, and that unknown essence. Each painting is a reach to come to the full understanding of a concept.