I have decided to take a personal challenge.......that of keeping a blog.
Now, how does one blog, if one is running away from excessive words and is preoccupied most of the time in quieting the mind and trying to find that peaceful place within.....a place which puts one in touch with one's soul? This place needs no words... just feelings.
I think my challenge ahead will be to bring out the essence of thoughts...just the essence... anything more would spoil me intent.
I went for a walk the other day and enjoyed being one with nature. My mind was quiet and peaceful. I started feeling the energy of individual trees and how they were different and powerful in their own way. It was a very unique sensation, something I have never felt or realized that I felt before. In the joy of the moment, I tried in my mind to find words to describe the feeling, but as soon as I started to formulate it, the connection left. It felt as logic, as useful as it is for our survival, failed me.
People place a lot of value on the story (the words) behind a painting. Sometimes it seems the stories are more important than the actual artwork. That is where the mind seems to want to be....in the past, in the future and in the drama.
I cannot provide story for any of my work, as there is none. It is how I connected to the subject, and the feeling that I had at that moment. My hope is that when people look at my art, they too will feel what I felt …without words...without explanations...