“The romantics were prompted to seek exotic subjects and to travel to far off places. They failed to realize that, though the transcendental must involve the strange and unfamiliar, not everything strange or unfamiliar is transcendental.”
This silkscreen is a depiction of 1 solid brushstroke and a commentary on the brushstroke in abstract expressionism. It made a mockery of the idea that a brustroke was a vehicle to directly communicate feelings. Also, even though the abstract expressionists despised commercialization, they were not immune to it.
“I created these one day after a triggering counseling session. I got home and I didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t call anyone and vent, nor did I want to. I was in one of those spaces where I mostly just wanted to watch the world burn. So in a moment of clarity I reached for the art supplies and this is what came out of it. Creating something probably saved my life that day.”