That I am shocked by artists reflexively reaching for cameras exposes my naiveté. I contend, however, that nothing anyone produces using those pictures as source material will come close to capturing the collective experience we had all just shared. They can only diminish that moment. Working from life should be the destination, not just a stop on the way to a photo shoot.
|Ballerina Study, oil pastel, 8 1/2" X 7", 2017|