Tuesday, April 27, 2010
mysteries that are mine alone
This one has haunted me. I couldn't quite get it. I let it dry completely sanded a little of it off (in the left side reflections), then I glazed more color over it. Now it seems to say what I wanted.
Did you ever think about how we as artists create something from nothing, inspired by something seen or felt? Making beauty and feeling. hmmm.
I have been thinking about the way a work of art is the manifestation of the person who created it. It it holds the spirit of that artist in the shapes and colors. I look at others' works in museums, galleries and online. I think about the person behind the work. That is probably why I enjoy reading artist's biographies. When someone looks at my work I wonder what they see. Have you ever thought about this?
"mysteries that are mine alone".... I think I remember that line from a poem I read long ago. Loved it, still do... wish I could remember where it was.