i’m enjoying some time to self reflect these past few days…taking in some good reads and delighting in time to re-examine my life. I fully recommend this read.
This was originally a self portrait and in many ways it still is, but the painting has morphed over time, much as I continuously change. I’m not saying I don’t exist, only that I am always learning more about myself.
At the end of August I spent a week in Sonoma, California at a week long intensive designed for participants to move into a multi-modal expressive space in order to access a deeper level of innate creativity. The artwork this week was not about a finished artifact of fine art, but about the process itself. The artifacts are merely participants in the journey and provide a place of dialogue and inquiry. There are six pieces here, from that week. One of the sculptural pieces broke on the journey home and is on the left on the small bench. The four paintings are hanging on the wire in my studio (all are on paper), and reveal a process of discovery throughout the week. that encompasses my process. Much was learned and opened as the week unfolded.
I am enjoying this type of connection to creativity. It was such a sweet thing to have a whole week to journey into it.
I’ve been working on a series of paintings and not posting much at all, but today I thought I’d post a few pics from one of the paintings. Yes, I am still fascinated by this statue that sits atop my piano. It is a recurrent subject of my work. See the series of drawings on the theme.