all the paintings had dried and it was time for me to face them. to evaluate them.
making is the fun part but meaning is what it is all about.
i lined them all up against the wall and looked at them together. each different than i remembered. some were further along than others but there was one i just had no idea what to do with. that is when you just let it be.
i pulled out my artist journal and started writing down what i saw. as i did this my mind kept circling around two words: ethereal* and celestial**.
all my previous bodies of work have dealt with the terrestrial life. landscape inspired. heavily focused on earth elements.
when i set out to do this body of work i knew i would be jumping of a ledge and now i find myself among air, space, and water. i am anything but grounded and gravity seems irrelevant – floating seems more appropriate.
amid the thoughts and reflection a new direction was found for late bloomer no. 3.
*ethereal : lacking material substance, relating to the regions beyond earth
**celestial : suggesting divinity or heavens, relating to the sky, mythical being