Samuel Jablon talks with painter Chuck Webster about his work and process.
Webster remarks: "I think the idea and the picture need to be one total experience for the viewer. Pictures have to be an embodiment of the idea while still remaining clear. Ideas for me come from the activity, from the evidence of putting down marks and removing them. I have to work my way through a number of ideas before the painting reveals itself to me. I believe in the transformation that happens there, with the materials and on the picture. My concept of making resides in that miracle, the awareness that starts to happen when something is made from raw material through time. Those things are one and the same: a picture is the concept. As it starts to transform, it creates new energy in the world and therefore its own version of form and narrative."