JOHN WARREN TRAVIS


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13 Way of Looking at a Blackbird

Graphite and tempera on toned paper

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19″ x 25″

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Deeply thoughtful, Warren Travis both relishes and is daunted by the painting process, and philosophical about its challenges. He often works in series, investigating subjects over time, from shifting perspectives, interested in observing changes in what (and how) he sees. “The joy of painting is immense,“ he says. “The successes and failures (which seem to be necessarily intertwined), rather than making one overconfident or despairing bring one into reality. My greatest pleasure is seeing myself and understanding. It is humbling.” This series was inspired by a poem by Wallace Stevens.

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