Vienna Paintings

, 2008
14 x 12 inches / 35 x 30 cm and 16 x 14 inches / 40 x 35 cm
Acrylic on canvas
In 2008/09, during a year in Vienna, I turned my attention to painting. I had become interested in the strange relations we enter with objects we make and objects we see, and I set out to explore them more. My companion was a book by Marion Milner, titled On Not Being Able to Paint (1950), in which the author develops a theory of creative experience hinged on our longing for moments, in which we do not have to decide which is the self and which is the other, where there are no boundaries between thought and sensation, feeling and action, our wishes and what actually happens.