The Beautiful Spaces Between
"The Beautiful Spaces Between" - ink on aquabord, 7" x 5". Framed in matte black. Available on Artfinder.
There are spaces between words. Pauses and stops. In the past, those spaces made me uncomfortable. Now they seem like an opportunity to reflect, process, contemplate and feel. Life seems to come at us a million miles an hour. A little space can be a delicious moment to slow down.
After a week or two of working BIG, I returned to the tiny world of water-based inks and aquabord. The beauty of this medium is the complete lack of control. I can push it, nudge it, encourage it, but ultimately it goes where it wants to, leaving speckles and unevenness that imply things off in the distance. It is simple and organic and surprising.
6/14/2017 02:13:44 pm
Such beautiful words! Yes we all need our dream spaces! Had a great day at Israel Museum. Exhibition off the works of So Wei Wei! What imagination and courage!! Still on a HIGH!
6/14/2017 03:03:24 pm
Carol! An artist date extraordinaire! Do you mean "Ai WeiWei"? I looked him up - the iron trees? AMAZING!!!
6/14/2017 11:45:58 pm
They are not iron but constructed from giant pieces of wood. Yes, Ai Wei Wei! My tablet kept changing ai to so. Wil! Share on my blog!
6/14/2017 04:10:52 pm
Spaciousness. The gift that is always there if we but take note. In spaciousness, we find the simple, organic, and surprising to which you so elegantly allude in your post.
6/14/2017 07:37:20 pm
oh good gracious! I didn't even notice the alignment! How perfect and absolutely unwitting Another reason to let go of control - wonderful things can happen!
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