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Lou Patrou

I have been interested in creating faces since I can remember first drawing in the early 1960's. Over the years I began making distilled versions of them and also started adding decorative elements into them. Some concepts have intentional meaning to me, some have very little and might be just drvien by design and form. I don't like to do the same thing over and over and I don't follow a familiar path and process each time. I love careful design and also spontaneous work so I sometimes split the difference and pull from each approach. I also like to mix things up within that approach by adding new twists and turns that become pleasant discoveries. I think it is good to grow as you go and look for new levels in order to keep myself challenged. If a piece isn't very satisfying me to work on I won't even bother to take it any further. That probably underscores my whole mindset while both developing something and executing it. The satisfaction for me comes not only after completion of a piece but it rides along during the entire process like a surfer on a wave.

All works by Lou Patrou (13 pictures)