Tony Sweet’s Interview by Jim Miotke

After listening to Jim Miotke interview Tony Sweet, I’m thinking of putting away a series of paintings and moving on to something new. Tony talked about when things aren’t going well, let yourself go. Leave and move on. After being away from the studio for a long time I thought I’d change some paintings. They didn’t seem to be working anymore.  When making photographs it’s good to turn around and see what’s behind you. I tried that with this painting. I photographed the back of it. The sun, coming though stained, waxed raw canvas created some powerful images. It looks like a new series of photographs is about to be born. You can hear Tony’s interview on

Beeswax and acrylic on canvas, mixed media on mulberry paper, 54″ x 84″ The crane in flight is taken from a scene in the mastabaof Ptah-Hotep, Saqqara.

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