|First Doors Up|
Now I am working lower down, below the counter. You can get a glimpse of before and after all at once:
|What a difference between old (L) and new (R)!|
Do what you were born to do. That is the way to be happy.
Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.
Music is the highest form of art. It's completely abstract.Although I don't believe there's any relation, her paintings remind me of the work of one of my textile art heroes, Judith (Judy) Martin of Ontario. to wit:
|The Islands - Agnes Martin|
72" b 72" - acrylic and graphite on canvas
|paradise is what lies beyond the horizon (one) |
Judith e Martin - 2012
19" x 19" - domestic linen, acrylic paint, thread, paper
You can follow Judy Martin on her blog HERE, and from there follow links to her work. Agnes Martin's work is still being exhibited by the Pace Gallery. You can listen to wonderful discussions of her work as related to that of other abstract artists, and to an interview with Agnes herself on You Tube - "Agnes Martin on Not Thinking".
(NOTE: the clip is preceded by an advertisement.)
Art making -- doing anything with my hands, really -- anything rhythmic and colourful -- is soothing. It lifts me up out of the world, up out of the griefs and sorrows -- the 'slings and arrows of outrageous fortune' (Shakespeare - Hamlet) -- that conspire to keep our spirits down. Like Agnes Martin, I'd like to train myself to stop thinking...to have "...a clear mind, so that when something comes into it, you can see it" and take it from there.
(For SAQA members, there are a couple of recent conversations underway on the SAQA Yahoo Group about art making while living as we do in the midst of personal and global tragedy, violence and unrest...)
And that's whats off my wall today, so I might as well link this up to Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday...and see what the others think (and what they're up to)!