This Just Happened...
As I was painting the other day, I stopped because I just wasn't getting anywhere. Do you know what I mean? Anyway, I stopped and looked at the paper, just trying to figure out what to do with it. I sat there at my art table for several minutes trying to make this paper into something I wanted it to be and found nothing working. So, out of frustration, I asked the paper "What am I supposed to do with you? I just can't seem to get it right!" Before my eyes it was revelaed to me. On the paper was the face of a person. He was a very simple person, with glasses and a long face. I began drawing him. Then his name came, then his story came. It has happened with all of these characters.They just appear on the paper, and I follow what it says to me.
You guys think I'm more weird than you had originally figured...I know...but stop and think about it. Is it not the way of our ancestors who listened with their hearts and not their heads? Who listened to nature, who listened with that part of them, their gut, their spirit to lead them in whatever endevour they were doing?
I have found that when I listen, I know what to do. I know what
to do with paint, with my kids, with my health, with my life it is the
artistry of life. If I listen, the art happens.
What do you think about this piece? How does it move you? Or does it move you at all?
Does this piece invite you to look at more of my work? Let me know in the comments section of this blog! Don't be shy, I welcome all constructive criticism!
Posted by Kim at 5/30/2008