Stephen Gould Rose - visual artist
Over the past few years, I have been turning to a more intuitive approach to art making. I have been troubled by how artwork is often a caricature of one's own narrow vision, agenda, and history. We hover over our work so. It feels more honest to remove myself from the process, to be transparent. It seems that the painting knows more than I do. Perhaps there is much that wants to be made visible, much more than we can imagine. May I serve those images waiting to be born.

Rilke comments on this:

We are not permitted to linger, even with what is most
intimate. From images that are full, the spirit
plunges on to others that suddenly must be filled;
there are no lakes till eternity. Here,
falling is best. To fall from the mastered emotion
into the guessed-at, and onward.
-Rilke, To Hölderlin (1st stanza)

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