12″ x 16″
(aka: “Six-Fingered Goose Plucker”, aka: “The Pecos Butcher”)
Voice of the painter provides an oblique angle, not some authority, spurious and unhelpful as any other perhaps more so, when it comes to enjoying an image.
Maybe like voice of a cook might make you more attuned to the tastes in the soup. But doesn’t make the soup taste any better to hear how it was cooked. Or what the turnips represent. Or how the soup relates to current discourses on soup.
Barnett Newman said something like “Aesthetics is to artists as ornithology is to birds.” But the desire to create a diptych experience – drawings in the margins of notes, or notes in the margins of drawings – I can see the point in that.