What is the social function of a painter? Beyond desire, there is responsibility. The responsibility of an artist to society, and the responsibility of an individual to herself. Positive cultural shfts cannot happen without individual decisions to make meaningful choices. Abandoning the term "Intervention," I think of this on-going series of work as a Gesture.
Part of the Gesture Art series includes various sites for A Line, a painting
for me. The defintions of "art" and "artist" are ever-changing. While in San Francisco, I started A Line. Passing through four cultural neighborhoods,
on my knees, I connected city inhabitants by filling cracks in the sidewalk, painting with multi-colored NuPastels. While the formal resolution is ephemeral, the experience lives on in people's minds, replacing social
divisions with new connections.
A Line is a place to meet.
A Line suggests possibilities and questions limitations.