I've spent this evening titling paintings for my show this Friday in Park City. The only painting I haven't been able to give a title to is the one above. It's hard to title because the title gives the viewer additional information. How much information should the artist give the viewer? Can a title put a fence around a painting? Do you really want to know what I was painting about? Should I be honest or just let the paintings be? Do you know how loaded these paintings are?
Most of the time I think less information is better. I did write about the symbols I used in each of these paintings for a new artist's statement that I need for this show. I'll post that soon. I think I'm thinking too hard and I should just go watch t.v. I started reading Yeats, Plath and Dickinson and my head is spinning a little. Whew.