"The Persistence of Vision"... it's the title of an upcoming exhibition that my work will be shown in. Here's a press release about it.
"The Persistence of Vision"... it's about the persistence of human beings to be part of the connected thread of human creativity that runs under everything, regardless of the pressures of the world, and also because of those pressures.
It's also about my own life as an artist: knowing I am on the right track, knowing it from the inside out, knowing that I can find and exercise my voice if I stay the path. I have discovered that in order to be an artist, I need a lot of sheer dogged stubborn refusal to succumb to all the noise that I myself generate simply by being in this world. Sometimes it amazes me that I manage it at all.
But then, look: I was invited to join a group of very diverse artists, all of whom know about persistence. And now we are having an exhibition of our work.
"The Persistence of Vision"... it does pay off, sooner or later.