January 16, 2010

Another piece that needs a title...

This is another work that I've been working on for a while now, but have not (as yet) shown any pictures.

It's in the 90% finished range, I think. But I'm putting it aside to let my mind settle on it a bit, and evaluate if whether or not that last 10% is necessary or if just redundant. We'll see.

I don't have a title, yet. This piece is coming from the same place as the other "Untitled" work is with all the colored banding. But this work is pooling a biomechanical-like mess of ink fields and markings that coalesce into a picture that feels like the surface of a pool, with a backlog of spirits and elfs poking through the fields of ink marks and lines. I know it's hard to see at this size, but this piece is 24x24". It isn't about emphasizing recognizably apparent beings. It's more about sensing a subtle presence in the MESS. I treat every inch as if it's breathing. If this painting were a living thing, what would it be doing?

Update, March 19, 2010: I've decided to call this piece "Willow".


  1. I'd love to see this in person and get lost in it. Fabulous work.

  2. Thank you soooo much Jessica. I actually thought of this piece, hoping you would enjoy it, when I saw yours.

    Much Appreciation!

  3. Hi Darick! Wow - this is a fantastic piece. I love the bold orange colour & all the movement going on.
    Some kind of 'Attack of the Ginga Squids' maybe.....?!!!

  4. Thanks, Ginga. I am also fascinated with the brilliance of the cephalopod... particularly with it's ability to communicate VISUALLY. That comes darn near to telepathy in my opinion (to 'see what I mean')....

    ...but I'm an acolyte of T. McKenna.

    Great interpretation. Run with it.