Building The New Empire
I don't know about you, dear reader, but I spend a lot of time ruminating and standing in the ruins. Some of the habit of rumination can be attributed to introversion, being highly sensitive, having survived trauma and abuse. But I believe a good portion of it is simply habit. My brain falls into replaying conversations, and dissecting what went wrong instead of working on building the new empire. Wiest's words are part of a larger writing which begins with this: Your new life is going to cost you your old one. Whoa.
And here we are - art imitating life, as the old paintings are obliterated by gesso and the new empire takes form on top of them. And again, whoa.
11/28/2022 04:02:31 pm
As we stood around the dining room studio a few weeks ago looking at all the art and figuring out how to host thanksgiving. It was a relief to hang the pieces we wanted and planning on gessoing the rest. I’m no longer about past work or much of anything. Its job was done when I got that painting out of me. Let it find a home or be the start of new work.
11/29/2022 02:33:43 pm
Carl! Kindred end of year clear it all out processing art spirits! WOOT!
11/28/2022 04:06:00 pm
11/29/2022 02:34:12 pm
Dotty! HOORAY! And whoa. xoxoxoxoxo
Leave a Reply.