My work is not only about the product, but also about the process it takes to get to that end. The differences that occur between one completed piece and another are a result of the constant process of decision making. I deal with materials as honestly as possible to develop cohesive surfaces. My primary goal is to make art that is both closed and open. The art is closed when the surface seems complete. It remains open because it doesn’t necessarily deal with representational imagery. It is its own image, its own idea, and there are questions that haven’t been answered. The end result of my art making is that I have a fragment of reality. It is a piece of something I can hold on to.
- Mark Joseph Sharon
- Misty Bevis Kimbrough