|Addison Parks, Syrian Kat, 2015-2016|
oil on linen, 14 x 11 inches
Call it a contradiction, call it a paradox, but every artist knows deep down on some level, that to get outside the box, you have to go inside the box.
|Addison Parks, BrickaBrock, 2016, oil on linen, 16 x 20 inches|
That is the challenge, that is the quest. It is also every artist's salvation. Inside the box is the one place that is outside the box. Everything in the world is inside the box. The box, the canvas, is a kind of black hole, or better, wormhole. The canvas becomes the hole in the donut. It is the hole poked in the box that gets outside the box. It is freedom. Sanctuary. Frontier. Unchartered territory. Portal.
|Addison Parks, LoveyDovey, 2016, oil on linen, 20 x 16 inches|
This is the great irony about all of the outside the box talk in creative circles. Outside the box is right there in the canvas. The portal that can take you anywhere at any given moment. You have only to walk through it! Wow!
|Addison Parks, Love in the Long Haul, 2016, oil on linen, 16 x 20 inches|
Spring Hill, April, 2016