THE ARTIST’S STATEMENT
(Think of the Artist Statement as the artist communicating to the viewer about the art, in the artist’s absence.)
FROM CRAYON TO OIL PAINT
I’d just seen a show (early 60’s) sort of a life and times of Michelangelo. My wow moment! What seems days later.. My Uncle, clearing a residence for demolition. Came across some oil paint. Gifting them to me. Now at a early age I had inspiration and somewhat of the means. My mother sliced up a cotton bed sheet and my father fabricated a stretcher, intro to my first oil painting.
Some years later looking back on why I paint even more so “the now” of it! Its me, and my lifes passion. The why I am focused on the human figure.. thats about the appreciation for evolution, simplicity, bueaty and elegance of human design.
Who knows perhaps years to come.. I’ll be splashing cans of paint on canvas with a theme of chickens crossing roads. However..
Regards, Joe Godin Artist