Posts

Showing posts from November, 2010

Internally Yours

It is a week into my month-long break from the studio - while I'm not "working" as such, show me an artist that can actually stop sketching, and I'll show you someone in a coma. The attachment to the process is not easily discarded, nor do I feel the need to be entirely distracted from the art. However, without the pressure, it's an opportunity to sit and contemplate art from all angles, to have that motion in observing and perspective - and I'm already further inspired, and stocking up on ideas for new works when I return to my normal working routine.

Taking time off was necessary for a number of reasons - some serious focus on meditation and shall we say, internal cleansing of the soul, started to feel like the need for a bath after a hot day in the dirt. The past year has been a massive learning curve, mentally, physically, emotionally, and it was due time to contemplate the road to this space and time, to put things in order, to give memories a home, and …