Back in the summer Ben Calhoun (@iambencalhoun) did a wonderful photo shoot in my studio for a web article with @unionadorn and @theuncommonunion. Oh, sun, please come back, that was such a bright and lovely day! Thought I would share some of the outtakes here. They remind me to stay in motion when I have been at the computer all week. I work as a calligrapher and mixed media artist. This gives a glimpse of my process, including the never-before-so-tidy office where I scan and assemble to make my prints.
So you know what I was saying about celebrating the diversity in our own work... .
I'm taking today to explore a bunch of the random ideas that have been floating around for a while now, just to get them out and find out what they are, if anything. This is what happened as a result of trying one of them.
There is a lot of invisible info in this painting, so many things that feel like tiny, crude, awkward steps on the way to where I want to go. Even the notes feel clunky. I'm intensely aware of the restrictive feel of my personal edges, of the things I don't know yet. But how else would I get to that imagined, felt place except by trying things? By exploring seemingly random ideas and letting them explain things to me? This is why I think we mustn't be afraid to be 'inconsistent' - we make the path by walking, and that includes the detours and dead ends and changes of transportation. Sorry if this sounds a bit lecture-y - it's sometimes hard to switch from visuals to words with finesse. :)