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An Artist’s Priorities Are Shaken From the Abstract to the Concrete – NYTimes.com


This could sound ominous in a country widely devastated by an earthquake more than four years ago. Mr. Dodard says he was lucky to have survived that day. He had left a meeting at the National Palace shortly before it was destroyed, and then his car nearly ran off the road as the ground beneath it shuddered and swayed.“I was saved that day twice,” he said. “I said it must be for a reason.”But in his studio here high on a hillside above the throng of the capital below, Mr. Dodard, 59, was speaking in metaphors, the vibration coming not from the earth but the “silent drumbeat communicating the energy of life.” His African ancestors used the drum, but his instrument is the paintbrush.“The vibration I am looking for is one color,” he said, as he touched up the blues, blacks and rusty oranges of an abstract sea goddess emerging from churning waters. “One color has the vibration of another color. It is like magic.” via – NYTimes.com

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