Making with everyday mistakes is not the same as making mistakes every day.
Everyday mistakes are no lame. Make them big …
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Every Day Mistakes
People always ask:
What gave you the idea for this image?
It’s a photograph not a painting?
How did you make it?
Mostly I say stupid mistakes
Then they want proof always proof
As if stupid words are not enough
Rushed no attention to detail
Detail that was lost in printing
Wrong-sided on excessively expensive transparency
Rich ink poured oozed ran gathered in expensive places not wanted
Like here on the new hardwood floor and stray ink there pooled
Like strangers meeting like strangers on the wrong plane after takeoff
Fine detail lost next step slow down to mix chemicals then sun-bake transparency
Hours later Van Dyke Browned print from 1800s well stupid here rushed the idea before rushing gushing inks
Sun-printed reverse image onto expensive paper and ugly negative results
Final result re-scanned printed digitally with little ink left – but…
Combining 19th 20th and 21st century techniques my “work” suggests new false truth
Wrapped in old lie – artist statement writes itself in spite of stupid artist
How can you be so brilliant so creative so careless so so stupid
How can you be sos voiced from four strangers at once as if art
Laughter like wrong-sided ink turns positives from negatives
I say latter things to a highly-reflective surface every day
Every day that I make mistakes that is
Only every day I make mistakes
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