“Reality is not what we see but what we discover.” Octavio Paz
We discover by seeing in new ways, by removing the images previously engrained through habit, culture, or ideology that interpose themselves between our gaze and the world.
We discover by seeing as a child sees, unhindered by training or indoctrination.
We discover by trying to see as nobody has seen before. This is not an easy task. It is instead an apprenticeship that never ends.
It is said that one must write down one’s ideas to know what one thinks. Similarly, one must paint to find out what one sees.
My paintings are the result of efforts to discover what one can see when doing so without preconceived intermediaries.