Thursday, January 20, 2011
"The lessons you are meant to learn are in your work . . . to see them, look at the work clearly, without judgement, without need or fear, without wishes or hopes. Without emotional expectations. As your work what i needs, not what you need. Then set aside your fears and listen . .. " quote from Art & Fear by David Bayless.
As I continue to work on this large piece, and I come to struggling points, it's this quote that I need to remember. Usually working large doesn't 'freeze' me - however this piece does and I think it's because I'm spreading my wings, getting out of my comfort zone. I'm liking the wildness of it and am having a hard time getting myself to add more layers or to 'minimalize' the energy that is in this piece.
I'm taking a short vacation and then when I get back I will see if my mind and heart are cleared before I dive back into this piece. Whoever said art was easy!
This image I just posted, however, feels strong and complete to me. It's the other large piece that I am struggling with.