Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Pop

I have so many ideas that my head is about to pop. I can't get them out fast enough because I never get enough painting time. (I am only half complaining, I would much rather have this than too much painting time and not enough ideas - I never get bored). So, a couple weeks ago my friend/dentist/fellow ward member gave me a box with sixty-something 8"x11" masonite panels that were used as clip boards at a youth conference. Just when I thought I had a handle on things and could sit back and actually finish something.

Picture this: You walk into the gallery, you see a few amazing paintings with beautiful colors, captivating figures in aprons and intense ideas on a room divider, obscuring hidden treasures waiting to be explored deeper in the cavern. You look right, a trio of more of such paintings. You look left, strung across the wall, fifteen paintings identical in size and simple frames, spaced an inch or two apart suck you in. As you walk along viewing the small paintings, you feel their tension and tensegrity, each pushing and pulling and weaving into and out of the next. Till you get to the last piece and are released.
That is my vision and I can hardly wait to get to it. So, I got a model over here and got to work. I will play with ideas of duty, sisterhood, toil and a little tenderness. Will I ever finish anything? Will my head explode or stay in tact? Is there anyone who will clean up the mess? Stay tuned.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

why is one picture upside down?

Anonymous said...

why is one picture upside down?

Tequitia said...

Love your work! Happy to find another LDS/mom artist on the web!

Katie said...

I can see it...It looks fascinating. That's a lot of work to complete! Good luck!

ducklips said...

I really love the idea of this project. I can't wait to see it finished.

megan said...

I think she makes a perfect model. You are always so full of ideas and projects. that is so fun. At least you never let yourself get bored. So I think we need to have an all day hang fest. Painting Catchers room, and then playing rock band! We will party. I mean someday when you finish all of your projects... YEAH!

emily said...

Anonymous (that's a pretty name)- I turned one picture upside down because I plan on flipping the image. It helped me visualize.

Megan - I'll never "finish" so let's just do it! I'm always good for a party.