VANESSA MALTESE: Is it clear what you are doing?
VANESSA MALTESE: Not entirely. At this point I am just trying to get it all down on paper. VM: I don’t see any paper here.
VM: No, neither do I. VM:But there is a use of line that speaks to drawing.
VM: Yes, and a use of paint that speaks to painting. VM: The primary surface shows here through a set of lines that form a pattern.
VM: And the pattern alludes to some sort of hidden three dimensional mass. VM: Exactly. And if the lines are the raw ground? VM: Then the paint must be the figure. VM“Must” is a very sure word in this case.
VM: You are right, I actually find these surfaces very perplexing. VM: Do you think this is deliberate?
VM: Well, yes, deliberate in attempt to understand form and then to misunderstand it again. VM:Is form all you are attempting to understand?
VM: Well, no, colour and line are also in question, among other things. VM: There is a lot of repetition in these works.
VM: Well, I guess you could say a story is never told just once.