Climbing offers the space, both outer and inner, in which to achieve it.
Ascent, whether it means rising in a spellbinding rock space
or struggling inwardly in the death zone,
is an Art of Freedom.
– Voytek Kurtyka
The modern artist is living in a mechanical age
and we have a mechanical means of representing objects in nature
such as the camera and photograph.
The modern artist,
it seems to me, is working and expressing an inner world –
in other words – expressing the energy, the motion,
and other inner forces.
I guess my climbing is the closest thing I feel I really produce as art.
The images we bring back seem to be a pretty good trigger for the
memories of a good story, so I've tried to take my time and do a good job with these.
It wouldn't be completely off base to call it a little abstract expressionism.
Sometimes it's helpful to consider art in context.
A single work is often best judged when viewed with regard to its context in a larger body.