Over the last days. Slowly I let the composition contain less physical self. Taking the figure out has been on my mind for many years. But I couldn't free the urge. But really, in some way, the spirit of self seems bigger without actually using it. This past week I let go of me for a moment and let the peace of that create the form imagined. It was an exercise to free my mind from some invisible stress that has kept me from sleep. I like that I can tell the story of being there without actually being the main character. Maybe a kind of ghosting.
I am there because I witness.
To simply honor the form.
You almost always make me think.
When I make something, it’s always what I see, real or imagined, abstract or (usually) not. I only rarely “see” myself. I am present in my art only through what/how I see. Your “self” figures have always fascinated me, at least in part because I don’t really know how to insert myself figuratively.
I read once, about writing, that each character in a story is the author because the author created the character from their own mind, or, if based on someone they knew, was their own perception of that person. In that same way, all visual art can be considered a self portrait, because it’s what and how the artist sees.
I don’t think I’ve said anything new here, but the light only just cam on for me to see it. I did not see any of this until I read this post. It has broadened my perspective.
And I absolutely love your statement “I am there because I witness.”
And this amazing comment has raised my awareness, I am thinking…
These pieces are beautiful. I love that you open to this evolution.
I am so inspired by your process.
Thank you for visiting and saying. I need to keep moving. I become bored with myself…😂
in the figureless compositions, the other forms seem to interact more freely. they get to tell their own stories. as tho we’re inside the composition, seeing thru the beast’s eyes…
it is hard for me to slow down enough to simplify. This is good practice.
Becoming more. Everything can be everything, including us.
When we can do this, freely, we find our place again and everything changes.
and the only truth is change
i can see myself
i can feel
observing, being Of
it just is
All encompassing 💙
or just enough 😎
I am going to be doing some observations today, which really is about collecting stories. It can be hard for me to step back at times…thinking about this. 🙂
how does one take self out of creative work?
You made me teary eyed reading this 💙
I felt something similar to tears but not quite.
how thought-provoking to remove one’s self from the composition.
at times i catch myself inserting me into situations that really have nothing to do with me. and this morning on waking decided that was a habit (for me) to stop.
Well I think anything we witness contains us, the story of how it happened of course moves through us. As we move through it. It is confusing how to make that gentle.
Was just enthralled in reading the Gaia newsletter on freeing the soul, here I see such enlightment in emotion. The serenity of the Moon’s glow as the Earth explodes with new growth or ones spirit in flight. Each piece yearning
a calmer sense of peace. This grouping is so enlightening! 💞
I needed to help myself.
Honored to be part of your journey
amazing how we can share that from a distance…
.. A tranquil witnessing presence so pervasive and free.
I feel the quietness of it.
A Presence. Like the Moon this morning veiled in clouds. Beautiful.
waves, their presence is like my parents visiting me.
I love this conversation that’s always food for thought. Soft and gentle. Needed.