The older I become, the more those big questions rattle around in my noggin, and sometimes spill into the paint.
The wild thing about these questions is that likely none of them will be answered in my lifetime. In this world of fast-paced technological growth, invention and speed, answers to the big stuff still remain (pardon the pun) light-years away. And so we can seek knowledge without answers, practice the ability to question and query and conjecture and ponder and sit with the wondrousness of it all.
Which is something I do while painting.
If you want to stuff your noggin with some fascinating knowledge, check out Kurzgesagt -in a nutshell on YouTube. Because I don't want to be the only one contemplating what happens if the moon falls into the earth. :)
About the art: beginning with two panels and some black gesso, creating shapes with a rubber wedge. Adding in colors to the shapes, following the thread wherever it meanders and then discovering a forest of sorts emerging in a celestial world. This piece is finished with a layer of cold wax.
2/22/2022 10:39:45 pm
Beautiful paintings Jen! I love the headspace puts me into. Big ideas roll around and wander into brain while I’m fully engaged in the act of painting.
2/23/2022 05:12:42 pm
Carl! Thank you! And yes...the big ideas are accessible suddenly when we paint! :)
2/23/2022 01:53:37 am
Love when you go abstract! Don't have to look far for science fiction..... just open the news!
2/23/2022 05:13:28 pm
Carol! Thank you! I love going abstract, too. And holy cow, you aren't kidding! Every day the news gets weirder and wilder!
2/23/2022 05:53:40 am
In my noggin, considering the different feelings associated with the first two words of the Arthur C. Clarke quotation—two possibilities—and the final two—equally terrifying. !!!
2/23/2022 05:15:00 pm
Dotty!!! Those two possibilities - the thought sets me back on my heels.
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