Pulling together, by Crawfurd Adamson
Last night I went to the opening of Broderick's new Gallery in Lake Oswego. It was very easy to find, right off of 1-5 and the parking was right out front. I got to talk to Crawfurd Adamson about his new work. Someone asked how he got the concept for two of his new paintings..paintings of people in small boats.
He said, "When you look at these people you realize how they are pulling, if they were doing this in real life, it would result in going in circles". "This is what we humans often engage in...a great deal of energy expended..... without any gain from so much work". His boat paintings describe the futility of it all...and yet they are also infused with a hopeful sense of unity.
Crawfurd also told me that many artists have loads of talent, but no discipline. "Discipline is what it takes", he said, "to be a successful artist".