art by Arlene Kim Suda

pay attention...

pay attention…

poems to the sea

Posted on October 28, 2014 by aks

I wonder if it is a good thing or bad thing to be juggling so many different projects in the studio.  I am feeling part adult attention deficit disorder sufferer, part multi-tasker.  I think I have 4 or 5 different tracks going – waves, trees, moon phases, music, poetry, time.  My current thinking has been to go with the flow of what’s calling me at any given moment — basically I’m winging it, big time.

In the back of my mind, though, I hope there is some order in the craziness that will lead to something new if I just give myself time and embrace the idea of letting go of the desire to have control of what I create. This is just another chapter of the eternal quest to find that unique & healing voice in art that has been so elusive all these years.

I’m trying to bring things together in this new suite of pieces – Poems to the Sea – inspired by the work of Cy Twombly who did a series of 24 works on paper with this title back in 1959.

I think what draws me to Twombly in particular is his voice – his visual language is so unique but there is also a feeling I get from his works — a feeling that he was deeply moved by nature, time, our connection through humanity and antiquity. It is that feeling I get when I read moving poetry or notice something amazing in nature and feel like I can’t breathe anymore. It’s amazing to me that he captured that in his art work.

images from the book Cycles & Seasons Poems to the Sea, 1959 (suite of 24) by Cy Twombly

Images from the book Cycles & Seasons
Poems to the Sea, 1959 (suite of 24) by Cy Twombly

blurry start to my version of  Poems to the Sea (1st 16 of 24)

blurry start to my version of
Poems to the Sea (1st 16 of 24)