The painting at once must appear very complicated and very simple. As a work progresses, unplanned for patterns emerge - light, movement, stroke, color, humor, line, softness, shadow, weather, focus, shape, temperature, electricity, brightness of sparkle, energy, attitude, and so on, and on. My job is to retain and circulate continued interest on many fronts, to discover and balance patterns, to keep the viewer thinking and wanting more.
If I were to isolate a 2" square anywhere on the work, it had
better be interesting, all on it's own. The whole had better work in
daylight and by candlelight and with sunglasses on, from various distances
reflected in a mirror and upside down, as the abstract intersects with
- Sandy White, 2014