Here’s where I am…sometimes. The sun is out, you know. I have to take advantage of that!
It very well could be a serious lack of vitamin D, when will the sun come out? Try as I might, and I’ve made several sketches….I’m stuck. So, I’ve been looking at things I did thirty years ago, take for instance this lovely paper sculpture? Sculpture because this isn’t a painted piece. I dyed cotton linters in individual colors, rolled and cajoled the colors in this portrait and then sponged out the water. So sculpture. I will say that things have changed since I exhibited hand made papers…it was not considered a fine art at all, just a “craft.” Ha!
I fully expected to finish this today, however, when I walked into the studio I saw that it was already complete! Ha! I stood there for more than a moment, inspecting, critically tearing apart the strokes, the color, the shadows….nope, there’s nowhere to apply paint. It says exactly what I set out to express, some quizzical inquiry into the future and man’s rush toward utilization of artificial intelligence… I titled it Temptation: 404 Page Not Found.
Miles to go before …well, my shoulder is killing me. Still a work in progress, but at least its “context” is showing!
This is fun, isn’t it? It doesn’t really have much “context,” this is detail that I was working on today, roughly one-third of a larger piece. As I was painting, I was thinking that glass is a temptation! Is this Adam and Eve after the reboot? And, that’s where context would help. Where are these two?