I am feeling a desire for that openness. Where I once say exposure I now feel freedom and peace. The ease in which I can visually and physically roam about is drawing me to it. I welcome the stillness. The calm.
Instead of the engaging distractions from thought, I long more for the disconnect and mental shutoff the open landscapes offer.
I sense a shift in my work again due to this. One that will reflect this shift within me. A shift to a more sensitive subtle color palette, exploring white in all its subtle hues. And a shift to more spacious compositions. Decluttering compositions to highlight a single detailed crevice amongst the vast white. It is where I long to be for now. I wonder how (or even if) this will come through in my art. I think I need to get this out of my system. I had planned on moving forward with my Yin-Yang Explorations but will now put that on the back burner. I often find that when a side path beckons and I try to resist it, I end up stuck. If I eventually give in to the beckoning, the works don’t always turn into anything of artistic value and I am reminded of the comfort I find in my process and I retreat to my old imagery where I feel that sense of going home. Or I discover a new aspect of work to incorporate into my work. This can keep my work fresh and new. Stay tuned to see which way this plays out!
I did these as a response to how I was feeling. I did one, put it on a different table to dry. I couldn't see them as I moved on to the next one. When I put them together to take this photo, I was very surprised to see how they actually matched up! It was completely incidental.