Ego and Artist Statements

Posted by Dane Carder on April 29, 2019

I’m not going too deep into this topic tonight, but certainly, it could go deep. The Re: The Reconstruction painting series was intended to communicate some of my ideas on ego and the general social/political warfare of our times… and, the undercurrent of how it relates to the Civil War. But, expressing all of this sort of philosphipsychologicalgobblygook in images doesn’t translate in any sort of clear terms. And, writing a bunch about it is becoming less and less of interest to me lately… Especially when I come across artist statements that make me want to vomit. I’m inclined to decide that this work is actually about my own identity “crisis” as I grapple with ego.

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