NEWS - June 2022 - #1
What a remarkable honor it is to be part of this article! & what an incredible surprise it was to find full-page placements of my work accompanied by such insightful dialogue! Especially in the 200th Anniversary Issue of American Art Collector - Absolutely Splendid!!
My sincerest thanks to Mr. John O’Hern for the thoughtfulness & graciousness of his article - as well as to American Art Collector Magazine! Such an honor!
In truth, I am thrilled to have my Modernist painting “Mountain Song” pictured & discussed opposite my bronze relief of the same subject, "Bugler on the Ridge.” What a poignant manifestation of my artistic growth concept: One Artist /Two Visions ...
MOUNTAIN SONG & BUGLER ON THE RIDGE
AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR'S
200th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
As many of you know, I have set for myself the challenge of “re-learning” my realist subject matter - Delving into its elemental shape-planes through the vision of Modernism, (primarily) in oil on canvas.
My explorations in Modernism have allowed me to re-embrace wonderment - & to explore symbols, archetypes & the beauty of elemental geometry resident in nature through a re-evaluation & distillation of the knowledge that I have garnered during my 24 years as a Realist sculptor.
I am proud of what has developed and I am thrilled by Mr. O’Hern’s validation of my undertakings in this medium & voice!
Thank you Mr. O’Hern! Thank you, American Art Collector! I feel so lucky - I am so honored! JD
How apt the dialogue for Bugler on the Ridge now seems:
“If one is to speak, let it be bold, earnest & honest - resounding with conviction and determination … & let it resonate with the wonderful uniqueness of one individual spirit marking its fleeting place amidst the flow of time’s passage.” JD Welsh