An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.
I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.
The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Sam Scoggins.
Sam Scoggins – Painting An Open Question
“The process begins with a moment of silence and stillness in front of the blank surface of the painting to be – to allow the mind to settle. Everyday concerns, thoughts and fantasies are let go. Plans, visions and theories of what the painting might be are dropped.
The paint is poured onto the canvas, dripped or spread with a palate knife, cloth or fingers. Forms emerge. Forms disappear. The practice is to try not to obstruct the free flow of creation and destruction, almost letting the painting create itself, as it were. Figure emerges from ground and dissolves back into ground, unobstructed. No judgement is made as to good or bad.
When fixation is let go, freshness is always available. When we recognise freshness manifesting in the painting we stop. The painting is finished.” Sam Scoggins
Sam Scoggins was born in Bristol in the United Kingdom in 1958. He lives in Hurley, New York.
Other material relating to Sam Scoggins.
Artist Blog: Sam Scoggins.
ArtSlant: Sam Scoggins.