Monday, September 15, 2014

Interesting Juxtaposition

          Mark Goodwin  Archeology  2010  milk paint and beeswax on paper 21.5" x 15"

                    Steve Gibson  El Jardin  1995  acrylic and gouache on paper  30" x 22"

I came across Mark Goodwin's work on the net and was immediately impressed with his aesthetic, craftsmanship and vision as an artist. His sculpture, drawing and painting are exquisite takes on the vernacular, things we see but often over look.
The piece, Archeology reminded me of work I was doing in the 90's and I sent him the above image titled El Jardin to show him my efforts from the period. There are certainly similarities but I think Marks work has a much more nuanced quality to it while mine is more of a graphic memory of a place or time. I don't mind my clumsiness but when I saw Marks piece I was seeing what I had missed with my work, a greater sensitivity to materials and subject matter. It was one of those times where I was saying to myself " I wish I had figured out that solution".

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