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Forces of Nature

Mark-making is usually the most immediate and direct touch of the artist, and is what makes the image and communicates the message. But sometimes artists choose to surrender the control of the mark-making over to a force outside themselves. The art thus created is exciting because the artists can’t know what their finished pieces will look like. It’s terra incognita throughout the making, but the result is art that has an openness, freshness, depth and authenticity.

Artists employ two forces when creating: nature and culture. Focusing specifically

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