I am not comfortable writing about my art. If it can be expressed verbally, it is not a fit subject for the visual arts . And anyway, to mis-quote Frank Zappa, "Writing about Art is like dancing about Architecture."
I care about the image not the theory when I paint. The purpose of the visual arts is visual, not verbal and any painting that needs to be explained is a failure. To me, the process of painting is a way of connecting with the universe; it is a way of being at one with the Tao, of communicating with God. It is a process that is as spiritual as it is technical and more so than it is intellectual.
The work is an expression of the internal processes of the artist--spiritual, emotional, and intellectual, but equally, because the artist is both a part of and a result of the society in which he exists, it is also, by necessity, an expression of and a comment on that society. The completed work can trigger ideas, emotions, and epiphanies. The reaction is a function of the viewer, who becomes a partner in the creative process.
Maurice Richard Libby - 2001