Voluptuous Reform

THE TASK OF PAINTING is to address the question, “what is painting, what can painting do?” Paint and the act of painting insists on voluptuous contact. I need to make voluptuous contact. Disembodiment is at the source of my alienation and our destruction.

AS A CULTURE we are damaged by disembodiment. The corrective I seek is voluptuous embodied encounter. I need to touch, feel, crawl through color and the prolonged experience of sensual engagement. Painting can do that. 



Voluptuous Reform Drawings

Charcoal & graphite on paper, 30" x 22", 2006

We have said we must be fond of this world, even in order to change it. We now add that we must be fond of another world (real or imaginary) in order to have something to change it to... personally I prefer to call it reform. For reform implies form. It implies that we are trying to shape the world.
— G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy