Wednesday, November 3, 2010
A Personal Piece
The Intangible: This piece has beautiful color in it...some of my favorites. I LOVE leaves and the leaf napkin was a jumping off point for adding more here and there. Nature is important to me. Some of the things are beautiful and some are ugly...like the ribbon winding around or the leaf stem that looks dead and sticks out (literally). I am drawn more to circles than any other shape. In this piece it stands for several things: what goes around comes around, sometimes I feel like I'm spinning out of control, and that my life is like a merry-go-round of non-stop "it's always something".
The quotes I chose are appropriate: "LIFE is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." And "Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering." I've had many life or death experiences in the last ten years and am now completely disabled. Many days it is a struggle just to deal with daily life. But I live for my art. I have always had an intuition that I will die at an early age (I'm pushing 50). Through my art I want to leave something beautiful in this world. Besides my cherished grown-up children that is.