FROM ROOTS TO CELEBRATION OF THE NEW

Doug Trump

Artist Statement

A painter might simply mine a given vantage point

grateful to be making art and grateful for being alive

 

Paintings are fixed without hindrance on their bearings

outside of the verbal    mysterious    enacted exactly

 

They are Compositions    Choreography

carried by the visual history of their physical making

 

The issue for the artist is to work

 

The possibility of someone else's involvement

and response to that work   remains in time