Monday, June 24, 2013
I like this image I recently created because of its dynamic tension between light and dark. As summer tries to get a toehold here in Seattle and spring isn't quite ready to obey the calendar and give up its gloom and rain, so goes my art. I'm experiencing a tension between what I've done and what I want to do next.
It's a place of uncertainty, especially since I'm not clear yet what is next. But being able to identify it as uncertainty makes it easier to simply allow it to be, rather than resist it, which had been my course. There's a letting go of what didn't work, and even some letting go of what did. Logically I know one has to let go in order to even begin create what's next. But knowing something isn't the same as having access to it.
So here's to uncertainty, and all it brings! Happy summer, Everyone.
Friday, June 7, 2013
I made this image this week after watching a video about creating fantastic (surreal) art through collage. Although not inspired after watching to create collage, I was inspired to play with elements of form and create my own patterns and design.
When I first start making and sharing photographs after an almost 20 year absence, for some reason I had a rule that I had to capture my subjects as they were. Nothing came into the studio, it all had to be shot where it was, as it was. No idea why I had that rule. I was aware of it, but unaware of its origins.
When I finally started breaking it, I began to expand as an artist. I think part of the process of growing as an artist is to continue to see one's self-imposed limitations and choose to go beyond them. Wait -- that's the process of growing as a human. Damn, but I'm wise for a Friday. So here's to going beyond the rules, whatever they may be.