oil on canvas
42 x 36 in.
I take my cues from nature. We are constantly surrounded by a visual abstraction which, because our minds are so quick to understand it, we rarely appreciate. I am inspired by the natural world’s movement through time; its colors, its layers, its residues, its variables. I feel compelled not to duplicate it, but to imitate it.
The medium of oil paint is its own element in my work; my paintings are as much abstract formal structures as they are “landscapes”.
The Taoists said that to apply a name to something led to forgetting what it is.
© Kim Curtis