outflows and inflows of creativity

Friday, July 17, 2009

Good Intent

My intentions have been good.

I hoped to post more than I have in the past, gosh, 6 months . . . but all to naught. I have honestly been burned out on writing, especially after my last semester of classes. When you have to do a paper a day, with bibliography, it tends to wear on a person.

I have been busily drawing and painting, however. Though course projects prove demanding, art continues to be my refuge.

I'm working on a new body of work, the Artists Series, which will explore the joys, pain, struggle, and sacrifice involved in being an artist. This first piece, titled Yom HaShoah, is of my mentor and dear friend, who is Jewish, painting a swastika.

Moving beyond the hatred and pain, her painting has opened dialogues to healing and renewal.

Yeah. It's about that, and much more.


Ollie said...

nice subject. very good

Bhavna said...

I was really fascinated by your blog.I consider my creative inclination a wonderful gift to produce artwork and my inspiration is my inner self and world around me. There is an attempt to create a powerful emotional bond that reaches the heart and soul of the viewer.As an artist, I have explored variety of themes and ideas. The exploration clearly reflects the diversity and escapades of my journey of evolving experience and confidence in my work. Paintings as jubilation, emancipation express different emotions like hope, joy, calmness or motivation while abstract waterscape is just vibrant and full of life.