30+ years of paintings, talked about one painting at a time: what went into the paintings, what I was trying to say, what was happening at the time of my life that I made the paintings. The paintings themselves are narrative, and this adds a little more to the story that they tell.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Big Head(Thinking) 2014
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
― Albert Einstein
“Stop thinking, and end your problems.”
― Lao Tzu
“ In thinking, keep to the simple.”
― Lao Tzu
I have a hard time with thinking, or rather, perhaps better said, thinking has not always been my friend. My thoughts shape me: they can create much anxiety and loneliness, and I don't understand why. The thoughts swirl and repeat, swirl and repeat, especially at 4:00 am in the morning, when whatever thoughts I have seem always to go to dark places. When I teach, I tell my students to let their brains go outside for a smoke while they stay inside to work. I see my students convincing themselves that they can't paint, or can't collage, or don't understand color, then, when given a little push, and their hands are allowed to take over and their thinking discouraged, they are able to do all those things, and much more, beautifully with complex creativity and, often, with profound meaning.
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Wonderful, I love this Holly!ReplyDelete
especially at 4:00 am...... swirl and repeat, swirl and repeat......ReplyDelete
Interesting piece...LOVE the background!!ReplyDelete