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What's new, Bill?
Last update 4/16/2010
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As a general rule, I strangle people who look at my work before I'm finished with it. That's why there are all those little mounds in the woods around my house. However, since you are not actually here for me to try to fathom your reaction by the look in your eyes, and since I am sure you are considerate enough not to email me with bad advice, I thought it might be fun to show you my current painting as it progresses.
If this experiment doesn't work out, I won't repeat it, but I'm the kind of guy who takes great big risks, just for kicks. So here goes -
The painting is three feet tall by four feet wide, and is titled 3 x 3, which, obviously, has nothing to do with its size. The title comes from an incident recorded about the life and experiences of a particular Norse god. Since this incident from his life so perfectly mirrors my life, I see it as a mythic (or metaphorical) explication of my own existence.
Wife and kids wonder if I'm suicidal. The answer is a big, fat, definite "no." Bill de Corbin is a unrepentent and dreadful sinner who eats life in great big handfuls and smiles just as ecstatically at the sweet taste of sadness as he does at the beefy taste of pleasure.
Youngest daughter says "it's creepy." At first glance, I suppose it seems a tad bit morbid, but, when you understand it, it magically transforms itself into something of tragically awesome beauty. Still, I don't suppose most people would care to hang it in the dinning room next to the framed photos of Aunt Ethel at the beach.
But then, if you were like most people, you wouldn't have made it this far, would you?
The idea behind the notebook is that, if you have "a moment," you will, unless you write it down quickly, forget it - just like those dreams you know you had but forget before breakfast (writing those down will also help you to remember them, if that matters to you). That's what a lot of people do wrong. They have these ideas, see, but they don't know how to grab hold of them.
At this time, I actually had four independent but linked visions (ok, by now you're wondering if good ol' Bill is nuts or not. Well, now you know I have visions. So is the answer yes?). This painting is the second one. The first is already done. The other two are coming soon to a canvas near you.