DAVID BRANCALEONE RECENTLY ASKED EAMON COLMAN “WHAT’S YOUR PAINTING ABOUT?” THE ARTIST’S REVELATORY RESPONSES STRESS NOTIONS OF PAINTING AS AN ACT AND WAY OF BEING.
David Brancaleone: What’s your painting about?
Eamon Colman: In his novel, Making Way, Theo Dorgan talks about ‘how life gets made’: “We started something. The only way we find out what it is, is by finishing it, right? Like you’re tipping away at a piano, say little riffs, not thinking of anything much and you hear something: a phrase, a run of notes, and a bit of you far away starts going: ‘hmm’. You keep going, following. Yes, this; no, not that. Like following a thread and the closer you get to it the more you start to wake up and, if you’re lucky, if it is something, if it comes to something, suddenly, you’re wide awake. It feels like more than awake. You have it. You have it now, just a matter of finding, finding the final shape. That’s it. The full shape of it.” [Read more…]