About the process of translating language/thought into color/texture on page, pedestal, and wall.
To love both the material and the process is to be lost joyfully in each day.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Part Two-Working Backwards on Visions
It's been a curious week working on four paintings that came to me in a Vision - full blown (but not easily adaptable to my process...see earlier posts). A Vision is a willow-the-wisp when it comes to getting it down in concrete form. Waking with the image in my head, I knew I would probably fail - too etherial, too much in the dream state. So, I went back to sleep. That's dangerous. Happily, the Vision locked itself in pretty well and I sat for a bit, eyes closed, dissecting the layers of paint, setting them in my inner eye as though they were open pages on my Mac screen. Hmmmm. That was a new experience. I am so NOT analytical - never thought of actually mentally dissecting work! Maybe Syed's wearing off on me! Still, not ready to actually get to it, I wandered around, physically and mentally, for a while.
So, here are two of the pieces. Are they the Vision? Well, close. But, they are definitely sketches for a direction I have been wanting to go for some time...guess my subconscious just decided I needed a kick-start.