New drawing for “Tough Customer.” Acrylic, guache, and graphite on paper.
Check out my feature of Halsey Hathaway’s work in the Look section on Dossier Journal.
Pink Moon, 2011
Fabric, Acrylic, Embroidery, and Canvas
Bill Berkson: So it’s a collaboration. You believe, like Picasso, in the “other.”
Philip Guson: Yes. Otherwise, painting becomes a series of habitual responses. You do one thing and follow tat up. This and then this. You sit back and look- at what? All you’ve done is illustrate what you were thinking about. You can keep working like that to the point of exasperation- and then perhaps something else will come along. Outside of your control. Then you’re in unknown territory and begin to lose “I-thought-this-and-did-it.” I’m not finished if I’m still burdened with the evidences of my will, hopes, and desires. all of that is a preparation for that moment when my thinking is simultaneous with what I’m doing- but under very particular conditions, difficult to talk about.