6" x 6" oil on canvas
I felt a little better painting this today. I have been a bit of funk, wondering what and why and how to paint. I have been too hard and not enjoying it very much. So with this I jsut tried to be open to creating something fresh and to capture the beauty of the paper petals. Keeping it simple.
Why do we sacrifice so much energy to our art? Not in order to teach others but to learn with them what our existence, our organism, our personal and unrepeatable experience have to give us; to learn to break down the barriers which surround us and to free ourselves from the breaks which hold us back, from the lies about ourselves which we manufacture daily for ourselves and for others; to destroy the limitations caused by our ignorance and lack of courage; in short, to fill the emptiness in us: to fulfill ourselves. Art is neither a state of the soul (in the sense of some extraordinary, unpredictable moment of inspiration) nor a state of man (in the sense of a profession or social function). Art is a ripening, an evolution, an uplifting which enables us to emerge from darkness into a blaze of light. Grotowsky pages 211 – 218.