Roz Dimon

Eternal Gaze
Ink on parchment
Date/Size: August 2007 /12 x 12 inches

Art is many things, but foremost it is a visual language. That said, I want to change the way we look at art today. Where Dada and conceptualism have reigned for over 100 years, there could be nothing more radical than embracing today’s digital palette as the new world order, while restoring the academics of drawing and painting as its foundation. Visual beauty matters and if we don’t know what that is – we must rediscover it by looking both backward and forward, as great art has a legacy we must uphold. We must also develop a critical benchmark for evaluating the art and artists working in this genre.

Unlike my recent digital creations, here I work with ink and parchment honing my craft, saluting the tools that artists have used in the past. This piece was created by my hand during a session with a live model. (Workshop: “Drawing from Life and the Old Masters” with artist Barry Moser at the Glenn Workshop in Sante Fe, NM 2007 sponsored by IMAGE Journal.)