See Where It Goes – original digital art -Dan Beck 2010
A recent cloud formation was so inspiring to look at – I thought it would be fun to kind of bask in the memory – exploring my own representation of clouds without referring directly.
After all, no rendition can ever capture the experience – no memory can capture an experience …
but art can be experienced again and again – and in the process of making it – one can get lost in a world that is its own.
I am on a campaign of trying to be true to myself – not that this is a big departure. I have painted the Salinas Valley landscape for a number of years now – partly to pay homage to the beauty here – partly as my own personal challenge to try to communicate the feeling it gives me – and partly because representational art has generally gotten better response than my abstract – but not always.
And frankly why do I care about response – because I am human and like to believe I am doing more than talking to myself.
Today, however, and in the art above – I know I am talking to myself – if anyone else chooses to listen – fantastic.
But today it doesn’t matter.