March 31, 2009
"03-26-09" Mixed Media Collage
A glimpse into the manner and method of my art:
The artist's creative process is more than an intellectual puzzle or an emotional exercise; it is an expression of the soul whereby the rational, emotional and spiritual components of our being work in concert, each playing an integral role.
Confronted with uncertainty and disorder, we strive to resolve these conflicts. An artist develops a compulsion to complete the task of selecting, signifying and organizing the various pictorial elements until a personal sense of balance, harmony and purpose is achieved.
When we are immersed in this process, working toward resolution, a disclosure, an unfolding, a mysterious revelation of the "inner man" occurs. Our complex system of conscious and subconscious awareness is activated and engaged, enabling us to draw upon the sum of our experiences: The whole of our being becomes involved in the problem-solving challenge.
Gary A. Bibb
For additional insight, please read my essays "The Redemption of Rubbish" from the Under the Influence Exhibition Book posted on February 9, 2009 and "White on White" from the exhibition book posted on February 8, 2009.