Back in 1998 I wrote an essay on David Lynch's forays into fine art (painting, photography, printmaking), which was published in Art Papers magazine. I had begun to think the article had vanished forever, since I no longer have a copy... but tonight I Googled myself (it's okay, we all do it, you won't go blind) and there it was, compliments of a website called The City of Absurdity, a Lynch-devoted website created by Mike Hartmann.
Looking back on the essay, it's not very good. Because I was used to writing about film, and had less experience (and confidence) writing about art, I overcompensated with a lot of convoluted pseudo-academic-speak. Regardless, there are still a few nice insights hiding within.
Anyway, here it is, just to preserve it for the record:
"Organic Phenomena: DAVID LYNCH's Deepening Mysteries"
At the time, Lynch's people agreed to a brief interview... which kept being delayed and delayed. Finally, I offered to just fax a handful of questions and, after some more haranguing, finally got some responses. It is all too clear that he was pressed for time and didn't want to go into detail. So it's not much of an interview, but here it is if anyone's interested (Thanks again to Mike Hartmann, whoever you are, you have a great website).
Head to Head: an interview with David Lynch