Gary Jenkins

Artist"s Statement


 1.  Visit literally hundreds of museums and galleries worldwide

 2.  Drink large cup of strong coffee

 3.  Look at tons of art reproductions

 4.  Consider several lame ideas for a painting

 5.  Reject several lame ideas for a painting

 6.  Except one

 7.  Completely mangle and obliterate idea during its inception 

 8.  Paint over all the “bad” parts

 9.  Paint over the whole damn thing

10. Consider employment in the food services industry

11.  Notice one little section that’s not too bad

12.  Add another little bit

13.  Repeat steps 7 to 11 as needed

14.  Stop

15.  Tell yourself the next one will be better


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