Wednesday, September 29, 2010

For Jeremy

At a gallery reception, last year, I walked into a conversation between two friends. They were arguing over how much longer I would remain in Montana. Finally, one stopped the other and said, “You don’t understand how he works. North is the wind.”

I once believed that place was the source of happiness. I simply kept on the move because I hadn’t found my ideal location. What I failed to notice was that over ten years and six cross-country relocations, I have never been without ideas or compositions for my paintings. Often times, we are too close to the situation to recognize our true self. I move to sustain the muse, and the muse nourishes my work. My home is within the paint and canvas, all else is temporary. - North

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