Monday, February 1, 2010

A Little More Artistic Inspiration

I painted this about a week ago, shortly after my inspiration, Miguel, left from his two week visit to Mexico and returned to chilly Minneapolis. The idea of the skeletons came from graffiti I saw and I just love the quote from Aristotle. His words, along with the rest of the painting seemed to perfectly fit how I was feeling after Miguel left (who I hadn't seen in 5 months and who I won't see for at least another 6 months!). The quote is as follows,

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

All my experiences here in Mexico have motivated a resurgence of my passion for writing and painting, which I have never really lost, but have left at the wayside for many years. I'm happily giving into my artistic and more emotional creativity as a way to process everything that is going on in this very surreal country (and I say surreal because Mexico is as artist Andre Breton once stated, "the most surrealist country in the world" and I strongly agree) and with these amazing experiences of mine.

As for the topic of my next piece....I'm not so sure, I can't force it. I find that I work best at times of extreme emotion, thought and feeling, when I just can't get the big questions out of my head, ideas for my painting just seem to come out. I process them by writing or painting, but as always, I'll make sure to share it with you.

1 comment:

  1. beautiful, keep painting. and writing, when you feel most lonely...your art and learning are what will sustain you and give you inner peace.