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Mindell describes his creativity as observation based. “My eye is drawn to the most normal scenes, objects and faces. But I notice things that connect to me.” The reflections on a pair of glasses, the shadows falling diagonally from an overhang, the patterns of light and dark from a row of houses become a visual event, alive enough for him to spend months working with, he says.
"When a piece is successful, the visual event that made the composition work in my head, is the event that shows most prominently on the page. This is sometimes a surprise, in that I get lost in the details during the months of work." At its heart, Mindell says, drawing and painting isn't about drawing and painting, it is about seeing.
Still Life with Ajax and Joy