"A Point in Every Direction" - oil on canvas, 15 x 30 x .75. Ready to hang. Available here, at Artfinder and at Bluethumb.
“A point in every direction is the same as no point at all.” - The Pointed Man, Harry Nilsson's The Point
We've emerged from Wonderland, dear reader.
But where do we go from here? Is wandering in every direction the same thing as being directionless? And is directionlessness even a bad thing? Well. Hmmm.
The modern world seems focused on goals, achievement, certainty, confidence and success. And these are worthy things. Yet I am drawn to pull in the other direction (which is, as it were, directionlessness - how confusing!). A good wander may end up in failure. A wander is at its core without purpose. Wandering requires a certain confidence, I suppose, but it is most certainly without certainty! Aha! Methinks perhaps a bit of Wonderland has stuck onto our shoes and followed us back to the studio...
So, as I set out for a good creative wander this month, I find myself in a full-circle moment: in the fifth grade at Zellers Elementary School, I played the part of one of the Three Fat Sisters in the school production of Nilsson's "The Point". In the role, I had pillows strapped all around me and basically performed a bumper-car dance across the stage. Which is kind of sort of what I am doing right now in the paint. Wanna join me?
Thanks to reader Dotty S (with further encouragement from reader Carol E and others) this boxed set of Alice in Wonderland (plus a few other fantasy characters) art cards just arrived from the printers and is ready to make mischief on your altar, vision board, manifesting space or wherever you want to be inspired.
Thirteen images on silken card stock (one for each month plus one extra). Get them here (or click on the image)
Note: This is a limited edition boxed set. Get yours before they're gone!