small altar 'give peace a chance'
ca 20 x 22 cm
what can I say, I love making stuff with 'rubbish'
(((John Lennon & Yoko Ono)))
'here we are'
ca. 150 x 180 cm
large paper collage
work in progress, moving towards a piece for the exhibition in the synagoge in Buren (mentioned in last post)
below a couple of details:
This piece contains so much for me: images of human beings (strangers from magazines, something I had not considered using before) painted animals, photo's of dogs and buddhas, torn bookpages, paint, paintdrips, the searching. The torn out fragment of an older water colour suggested the title 'here we are' which in turn led to the piece becoming a statement of sorts, an illustration of the human condition....or maybe it's about me and where I am now.
For a while now I felt kinda stuck in my work (or should I say my life?). As this has happened before I wasn't panicking 'bout it, but still sometimes you feel 'maybe this time this does mean the end of me creating, and you wouldn't know for quite a while that it is over until one day you have to conclude it is.'
Fortunately it turns out I was wandering about in the Fertile Void, something important Wendy talked about over at The Well a while back now. What it boils down to, as far as I can tell, is that every now and then you need to slow down completely and sit in that stillness or maybe for you it's turmoil and mayhem, and you might even feel lost and not yourself, BUT but but just let whatever needs to happen, happen! One morning you find yourself waking up feeling refreshed and much much lighter and determined to get going again.
Well that's how it was for me this time round. That's all for nown folks, it's bye bye from Snoopy and bye bye from me.