Golden Wave Painting – Charles Wildbank

Golden Wave Painting – Charles Wildbank


Well, let me ask you this, because it is a
different kind of question. Being an artist, being a painter, you started
off as saying you’re a painter, because you paint, correct? How would you describe somebody that may not
paint, or somebody who may not do art in a drawing, but maybe they may be an artist in
a different form, like, an interviewer? What’s the difference between that kind of artist?
Because I see myself as an artist, but I don’t paint. Yeah, that’s a good question, because I have
observed that when I go out there into the city, and I go to the dance theater, or to
a comedy show, or to somebody performing in the street, or what have you, I notice a common
thread in all of it, in which, there is some kind of an offering coming out of the artist. There’s an offering, of probably, joy, for
lack of a better word, some kind of a joy, that’s coming out, and then he wants to share
it with the world. If he was in a vacuum, then he would probably
not do it. So it’s more like, I think, an interactive
thing going on–myself, and the world, myself and you. There is a relationship. And when I create
an effect, I am asking for you to receive my intention, and understand me, to any degree: If you notice me, that would be satisfactory. If you thought it was awesome, I would feel–I
would probably redouble my joy, because the relationship has been formed. Right. And I do that with each and every person in
the audience, and my creation. And with our wonderful media, it is going
to get magnified, it is going on the Internet, it is going in the museums, like a gallery… I take great joy in the reception, because
I am participating in the happening, on the effect my painting had on the viewer. That’s really very important to me. And I’m sure with many performers, anchorpeople,
writers, poets, … Right. We all are artists. It had to do with the gift that you’re given,
and you want to share. Otherwise it’s not a gift. Yes, yes, yes. What makes you Charles, extraordinary? What is is about Charles that makes you extraordinary? I would say that… I would say that in my craft, my desire to
reach you, is probably what moves me and motivates me to create this. And that’s very important to me. As it is among other artists who have lived
before us… I remember the joy I received from a Van Gogh,
or from a Monet… I remember the joy I received from looking
at a Monet or a Van Gogh, and I understood then, why they do these things. They did it, almost for no reason. They did it probably for the joy of the universe. And you’re in it! And you’re happy to be in
it. My blessing that you received from what I
produce as an aesthetic art form. That’s probably the best that I can answer,
unless you have another question, to help you. That was profound! You spoke to them. You
even touched me as you were speaking, because they can’t see you… They can’t see you in the way that I am seeing
you… but maybe they can. Maybe they can. But you went deep. You went… Did you see
where you went? You went so deep to pull that out. That was… That was moving. Wasn’t that moving? Yeah, thank you. In the creation… In the creation, like life is a play, and
a theater. And the artist, when he realizes that he can
put more color into the world, he’s going to do it. He’s going to put pink and gold here and there. And it will transform a room, or a large space.
He’s going to do it. It’s not always for self reason. It’s because he wants the world to be a more
beautiful place than when he had left it. And for your children, and their grandchildren,
what’s better than that? That right! What’s more better than that? That was beautiful! Charles, that was beautiful. Is there anything that I didn’t ask you that
you would like to say? Is there something that I didn’t ask that
you want to tell them? Yeah. I would say that at this stage in my
life… Going through like my twenties, and my thirties,
and forties, and up to where I am now, in my sixties… I have known one thing, that I want to share
with you: That there is nothing to regret in your life. Because, everything you’ve done in those decades
of your life, play an important role in the making of who you are now. And it ain’t over! It keeps going. Fifty years from now, it keeps going, wherever
I am. So I take things with acceptance. Even my defeat: I accept my defeat, my triumphs
or my blessing. And I think that’s my gift. That I can share
that not being carried around in this world. Right now it might be a good idea to, if that… You are all my brothers and sisters. And I recognize no barriers. Like this canvas here: Although a cloth, you
can imagine what goes on beyond the borders. And the same thing with religion, politics,
and all that: All of these things have been divisory, and
dividing people. And I don’t believe those things. I believe in the complete openness. And if this painting doesn’t capture enough,
another painting will. I’ll keep going. My journey is long, and I’m… Just know that, if you’re in a slump, like
this wave, there’s another nice wave to follow. There’s no end, okay? It’s going to keep going. After the down, there’s an up. I’ve been through it all, and I know, okay? Wow! I know he’s touched you out there, because
he certainly has touched me. Like I said, a privilege, a joy, an honor
to be sitting here, next to the artist, Charles Wildbank. You’ll be hearing a lot from him, you’ll be
seeing him frequently on our show, where we are so excited to have him, to be here in
his gallery.

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