Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Painting from Inside the Rock
In a previous post many moons ago I mentioned having had a dream about painting from inside the rocks. I actually entered into the rocks and felt a need to express what I felt from within this space which was an entirely visceral experience. My friend Allison, who curiously enough was also in the dream, has just written a series of poems about a similar experience that she had with the rocks. Afer reading her poems several times, I grabbed the largest canvas in my studio and just started to paint from inside the rocks. This is the first completely intuitive, abstract piece that I have ever painted and I am in love! This afternoon the face started to appear so I just went with it because it so obviously wanted to be there. Not only am I painting from within the rocks but from a new place within myself. All I can do is follow the process and see where it leads me.