The Weight of Thought
Regarding my own work and work by other artists, when I speak of 'weight' I often use the word 'lightness' as a quality I embrace. I do not mean the weight of mass, rather the weight of thought. I tend to like works that are looking as if they were made without much effort, very casual, speaking for themselves, hardly pretentious. Yet made with refinement, on the edge, maybe a bit less than just too much and with room for contemplation and imagination. Free, light, enlightened, uplifting I would consider. It is the weight of thought. It reflects the artist's habits, the artist's attitude. I like to use the term "weight of thought" also, because of my interest in perception, awareness, consciousness. Is the world what we experience only around us or is it front and foremost a reflected image in our mind? And then, what about the physical aspects of thought? What kind of matter is that?