Monday, December 6, 2010

Fall Semester '10 reflection

I read back through my writings of this semester and pulled out my list of vocabulary words I chose.

Resonance
Pattern
Space
Body Awareness
Direction
Love
Desire
Curiosity
Dialogue
Intuition
Perception
Infinity
Play
Surrender
Work

If I put them in a row together they actually read as a linear encapsulation of my process of how I get internally from the framework that makes a resonance into an actual act of art work.

Resonance Pattern Space Body Awareness Direction Love Desire Curiosity Dialogue Intuition Perception Infinity Play Surrender Work

This semester has been very good for me in terms of how I am able to consider structuring how I work. Or what sort of structures I work best within. Seeing what it looks like to have play my games with dots and lines within the framework of the mapshapes has given me a lot to think about in terms of how I relate colors together and what sort of patterns resonate emotionally within me.

It has also shown me how much I love rivers. I have learned so much about what they evoke for other people either through discussions or in reading books that philosophize/spiritualize rivers. Its really made my world very beautiful to be living by a metaphorical river.

And has also been a good spiritual practice to help me to feel like I am in some way having a sacred relationship with the Earth around me by celebrating her shapes. It made me want to make the paintings as perfect as I could. Which drove me to really want to complete many months of painting particular dot and line shapes onto canvases. It was an interesting blessing. And now I have these most interesting paintings to look at. AND I have a group of people who have been involved in their involvement because having this cohort space has been very inspiring for me and has also made me want to make my art as perfect as I could.

I am going to put them up on my wall in my bedroom after this and let them live there for a few months. I think after a while Ill need them out of my space, but for a while I want to take them in as a finished group.

Next semester I am going to just get to play and experiment and not force a theme. I am sure one will develop because I am very engaged in that idea in my work right now. And see what it is I make if I am not TRYING to make something. Just let it flow like a river…

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