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.