Posts Tagged ‘evolution’

Clarity

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

I am working on art slowly. Trying to be mindful and live in the moment. Recognizing and changing my compulsive thinking in the wake of my brother’s death, requires careful effort and patience. I wish I had been a better sister.

I am also cleaning my work areas and home to further assist myself with clarity. Clutter not only literally hampers my creativity it nurtures a foggy mind and repetitive thinking and well, I can’t find stuff. A clear indicator of having too much clutter is when I purchase supplies I already have.

I was interested to see these works on flickr by a person also utilizing the theme/idea of cocoons, https://www.flickr.com/photos/saralechner/ I like the three d work best.

While the theme is the same, my vision is different and since every thing is derivative especially cocoons, which I probably would not have done had they not logically followed the caterpillher paintings, I will continue to work out my ideas of cocoons. I have worked this way for a long time, that is, I use the exercise of theme and variation and the last piece I make informs the current piece, ie, I (almost) always take something from the last work. Rather than focus on the cocoon itself I want to keep in mind the meaning of cocoon; metamorphosis, change, transition, evolution, incubation, development, concealment, containment. Part of changing is weeding through, weening out, leaving behind, shedding.