These tiny connections….. I talk to another artist. She tells me how the length and rhythm of another woman artist’s dying breaths cause her to make the marks she is exploring in her artwork now.
I read Neruda. I make up a quote and have it translated into Spanish so that I can feel the rhythm of those words. I look up famous lines from Neruda and…..
“As if you were on fire from within.
The moon lives in the lining of your skin.” ― Pablo Neruda
So, tomorrow or the next day I will put that on the studio wall and I will start to make that come to life for me. It is a tiny secret that I will have as I apply the graphite and paint. It will be a private talk. I’ll post what comes of that conversation.
Yo lucho para mí pasar de aburrimiento a la energía.
I was so moved to read some the of poetry of Pablo Neruda. The strength and beauty of reciting them in Spanish does not compare to the jaggedness of English.
I appreciate the experience of taking a deep breath and making huge changes in a piece that I am working on. It represents a leap of faith that the relationship between my hand and the canvas is valid and full of ups and downs. It is a trust thing.
This is a piece on paper. I have finally put it back up on the wall and the intention is to make a more cohesive relationship between the black marks and to extend some off the page itself. I like the lighter black/gray and somewhat transparent passages of black then the heaviness of others.a
Is there anything more beautiful or inspiring than looking at an artist’s studio and the everyday workings of the person in that space. I couldn’t resist adding this photo of brushes and my sink that looks like…….
I’ve been trying to work out this series: birds of a western mind. I applied silver R & F pigment stick to the bird in this one and I’m having trouble getting a photo without a reflection of the silver. I am posting it as part of the series but it has lost nuance and I find the reflection a distraction from the beauty of the piece.
While I’ve been going through my artwork for some time now, I discovered a series: Birds Of A Western Mind. Titles must be like adding a mark of paint. You just have to go with it – soften judgement and accept that there might be a wisdom that is intuitive and does not come with thought. I’ll be posting these pieces – encaustic and paint on canvas on my website. The website is under construction and I’ll be posting the contact information soon.