Thursday, February 17, 2005

the curve of a back and the desert floor

by Gregg Chadwick

I just got back from a weekend at Joshua Tree with a group of writers and actors. We talked deeeply about the process of creation. And I spoke about what inspires me. The writer Phil Cousineau would describe my processs of artistic discovery as "pulling moments" from the hustle of life. Each of these pulled moments undergoes scrutiny and at times reverie. Some become a source for new work. For me the desert landscape encouraged visual metaphors. The sweep of the huge rock formations reminded me of the curve of a woman's back- a sleek movement across a canvas perhaps. Now it is up to me to carry these thoughts into the work.

Gregg Chadwick
38"x48" oil on linen 2002 


catherine ryan said...

This is beautiful, mesmerizing. I adore it.

Gregg Chadwick said...

glad that the image speaks to you