#0985 Black Distensions
#0984 Reckless Attraction
#0983 Playful Intent
#0981 Contemplating One
One thing leads to another. One of the hopes I have as the project comes to a close is that I will have a sense of unity. Yet I shun that too, I want to honour all the inner pulls and to go in all directions. But that war is tiring and brutal at times. One strong direction for me that has emerged and that is promising as a unifier is earth. I do hills and plants and crosses that symbolise the sacred of the here-and-now of earth. That focus has emerged, and I am pleased to notice it, make a new category. During the life of the project I have applied a maxim: Enhance what emerges. So to build on the earth theme I looked at blogs and articles on sacred earth and sketched moments that appealed and found titles inspired by the musings.
Persisting with the pen & persisting with the earth cross.
I have been reading a Henri Geldzahler interview with Ellsworth Kelly (he does the the advanced simplicity!). he said of his work:
I think the paintings are easy to like, but you have to want to like them.
Today I like his, and today I like mine.
More about Ellsworth follows.
#0918 Sun Cross II
Later: This image is now featured in the Walter Logeman: Gallery
#0917 Sun Cross 3
The place my cafe doodles come from is quite different to my explorations like the crosses.
Reflections on this follow.