I’m still hanging out in a funky mental place these days…not a bad place, just…a quiet place where my thoughts float around without the desire to be vocalized. Honestly? I’m tired of talking with my voice even though my mind is as busy as ever. Nothing in my head wants to be released with words apparently but still…
So much to say, so much to say…
Since my thoughts are resisting words as a form of expression – and since they are also demanding to not be ignored – I’ve had to dig around for other forms of communicating and releasing the constant mental chitter-chatter and pressure that’ll build if I fall into total silence of spirit. These are a few of the pieces I work on during the times when I just cannot focus enough to push coherent words out. Maybe images can fill in for my voice…at least for now.
Memories of New Orleans (Finished)
The condition of the world and the mess we humans (and all other living beings!) are in is still very much on my mind. I may not be able to compose a several page roaring rant about it all at the moment but the desperation and fury of it all is very much alive and well in my being -
Silly Humans – There really is no “Planet B”
(Unfinished and in progress still)
Mother, father please explain to me
Why a world so full of mystery
A place so bitter and still so sweet
So beautiful and yet so full of sad, sad…
Using clipped images/magazine ads is a new thing I’ve been playing with. I’ve used trash on 3-D creations before but I’m exploring how to add them onto “flat” creations as well…there are pieces of plastic, tires and other trash being worked into this piece. We’ll see how it works when it’s all done, I guess.
Lucky for me I create solely to create and never to market or sell so I have no worries beyond just making whatever it is I feel like. My daughter recently asked me if I ever wished I had studied to be a ‘real’ artist and I could only chuckle as I answered, “No”. Not having any formal instruction means I don’t know what it is I should or should not do…frees up a whole lot of playing-around space if you don’t have a clue what the Rules are, right?
This is the last of the new stuff I’ve been working on…for all of the fucked-up muck in the world, there is still an incredible amount of beauty to be found and celebrated…
Still have a LOT of work to do on this one – I started it then got “lost” so it’s been set aside for the moment.
I’m sure that my *Actual* voice will regain the urge to be heard again once…meh, once the dust settles over my life again, I s’pose. Until then, I am going to consider the silence an opportunity to explore new ideas and ways to communicate. After all, it really is like Dave says:
“There’s not a moment to lose in the game…Don’t let the troubles in your head steal too much time for you’ll soon be dead…”