This morning's mediation came in a from a sketch for my totem series I keep talking about....(Gee-wheeze when I'm I going to but a fire under my butt about this) Well I was thinking when I drove home from the Elmhust Members show receptions about cutting a whole and put one of small wooden manikins in there like my Faceless people series. I'm actually in the process of making paper for the long piece on the bottom of the sketch above. Some how it's growing with out me...hahaha. getting bigger by the sketch. So far if assembled together it will be 6'10 or was it 6'1" can't remember...didn't write it down or remember...brain no more... and then will it be free form or will it be a wall hanging...it's really fun being the process.
small block with a face on it one after another but the face is slight changed in some way but the outside shape of the face is the same but the feature are a bit different...I can't help but think of collaborative projects or a classroom of students.
Spirit Horse Series on Tar paper and Watercolor paper
Can you tell I so badly need to fill a well of ideas and new stimulation....though I'm still safe in my studio activation this energy in a good way but I just need to see, observe what I like again and add new imagery to my creative stock in my brain. I know I had a friend I could have called the other day when "I ran away to Milwaukee" but I didn't' want to have others influence my choice of gathering New Views. Does this make sense? Well this was my first Spirit Horse done on the Tar paper with Gromments and well this is when I go into "Knowing what I do and then moving on to something else and the best way it to work it to death..and work it well.
Hans Hoffman's teaching is about push/pull and starts in the studio and finishes in the studio and be prolific....Love his works.
Robert Rauschenberg would say "work it till you know it or you bored then move on"....I seem to like that too.
The need to take an idea, present it to the Almighty process is awesome.