"The proper use of imagination is to give beauty to the world..." Lin Yu-T'ang

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Painting Experiment:Abstract Minimalism

"It's the soul's duty to be loyal to it's own desires. It must abandon itself to it's master passion."
~Rebecca West

I decided to try something a little different. An experiment. An abstract minimalist painting. It's still a collage with music paper underneath it all and it contains many subtle layers. I hung it on the wall so that I could live with it for a few days and see what it feels like. I may end up covering it with more layers. Maybe more color? Maybe more paper? Some images? I don't really know. We'll have to see. Maybe it will stay this way and another painting will be born. You never quite know how the art will emerge. It's a process and to stay in the middle of the process is to stay with the question marks, the doubt, the unknown, the wondering and be willing to express anything that comes forth and wants to be expressed. Even if it's a little (or a lot) uncomfortable. To be willing to express whatever comes forth, is to be willing to speak your own truth. And that willingness is courage.

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