Observations (in the raw)
I always find it interesting how a work evolves. One can start with what seems to be the clearest of ideas, only to have it change as the piece progresses. Of course, every brushstroke can begin a new conversation or build onto the existing dialogue. The hard part seems to be determining when to stop the exchange; determining when you have said enough. It is at those times when I begin to understand abstraction and envy the minimalist.
Pat Greenwell is an artist. A painter and sometimes poet, he has been searching the New Mexico desert for several years now, looking for lost possibilities and probable intentions.
"...mostly stream-of-consciousness stuff, you know...