I love this quote- I have always found "visual reality" that is so abundant in Mormon art so obnoxious. It made an easy target for disdain; But as I've grown up a little and begun to look at art outside mormonism, I discovered this larger dilema- My watercolors are pure play- no realism. Where my oils are neither play nor realism. They are that alchemy that Brian Kershisnic is talking about, not even a visual reality at all. I almost feel guilty painting something so removed from what art is supposed to be.