Life is a train of moods like a string of beads, and as we pass through them they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue, and each shows only what lies in its focus. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
WHAT DO I THINK OF MY WORK?
I won't be telling you. I am happy to share the process, images of work in progress and even share my thoughts and stories while it's being created. But my opinion of the actual final work itself, I won't be telling you. You don't need it.The work speaks for itself. I want you to form your own thoughts and connection with it. Art can be a mirror that reflects you as the viewer, which is why everyone sees something different and relates to it differently. I don't want to colour your own thoughts with distracting descriptions of mine
Plus, sometimes it makes me feel defensive. Like I'm justifying something for the question-asker. (Though there has been times I know I'm really being asked to justify the validity of my art... that's another story!)My work is a form of self expression. The way I work out and work through experiences, thoughts, dreams and musings. I can share the painting process, yes even the stories behind the work and layers underneath the art to add depth and richness to your connection with the piece. once that is done, my part is done. I ask about your stories because I've always been curious to learn new ways of seeing. I relish hearing your connection because I can only see the world from my particular perspective. My own window. So I depend on you sharing your view, so I can get a glimpse of what the world looks like from your window.
LET ME INTRODUCE JUICY BLOOM
Juicy Bloom continues my Art Project series on the theme In-Between. As with all the others, I'm exploring that feeling when you're in-between worlds. The darkness there but also the hopefulness. The anticipation and the anxious. It's the place of growth and change. Juicy Bloom was created in tandem with a few others, and you may see in future posts that they have similar colour patches and strong pod-like outlines. I usually work on a few paintings at the same time. They will all of them relate to the theme of the project, but the ones that were painted at similar times tend to play off each other more. They feel more like sibilings in the way they are same same but different. you know? Click Here to see the painting + closeups in the shoppe
OVER TO YOU,
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What do you see in this new painting? Which room would you hang Juicy Bloom? Why?