I find that I don't really read anything online, just skim.
This means that I mistake comments on blogs for blog content.
This was the case with seeing the following on Dennis Cooper's blog:
"Other folks I know manage blogs that might interest regular readers here, and yourself. I like a blog called vananodyne, and the blog maintained by painter Wil Murray... I share some connections with both of these people, but WTF, I admire them and this will probably be my last post here..."
I am delighted by having spent the day trying to figure out where this Mr. Cooper would have seen my work, and why he would express admiration for me. I decided to try to find some of his work and read it. I really had a lovely time.... and found a good blog.
I invited him for a studio visit if he were ever in Montreal and he expressed interest.
The comments were in fact made by a friend in Vancouver, John Veldhoen(whose expression of admiration is well appreciated).
This is not unlike how paintings get made. Whole series of actions based on all kinds of assumptions and conclusions made without sufficient information. I have always said that a huge component of my work is my absolute hatred of researching things properly in order to properly replicate them. I am more able to suss out a version with what I have readily available to me in the studio. In the end, I never wind up with the thing I am attempting to do, but rather some frankenstein that has far more to do with the rash and the ridiculous than the original object, or the desire to replicate it. That fleeting time where you build a fuck of a lot on something you're not even looking at anymore, or checking for stability.
Hyperbolic mistakes , and the arrogance they provide take me where I didn't know I wanted to be.