Monday, July 21, 2008
Just finished above picture this morning. I call it "Evolving Self". I would call it a computer collage at this point. Three different face images I painted either in watercolor or acrylics were first merged together on the computer. And I was going to leave it at that. Then for some reason I felt a call from nature and decided to add a few flower images. I liked the twisted plant I took a photo of in a garden one day. I felt it as a connecting link relevant to the faces, which each are the same person, yet changing in growth. At the top right corner is a soft white plant (a photo) I took one day wandering in a religious convent area where nuns reside. I feel it has spiritual roots so thought I'd put it up by the crown chakra of the face I feel is in some torment to help ease its transformation. There is a lot of activity in this picture, maybe it's too chaotic. The twisty paint strokes (biomorphic in nature) serve to unite each image here. Relevant to me: Well, I feel I am embracing many many parts of me which causes me confusion, yet joy. And nature has always been my calm friend, I spend many days being soothed by it. So we shall see where this art piece goes. It's a collage, in my eyes, yes computer generated, but perhaps a start on my collage path. No, that's too limiting, how about on my path.