I was thinking today about streams of consciousness and how that’s been part of my artistic evolution. A stream of consciousness, in my mind, is all about intuition, bypassing the brain, having a visualization that flows out through my hands with no interference from the meddling left brain.
I’ve been creating three dimensional sculptures from wood for the last three years, and frankly, I’m starting to find it confining. The stream of consciousness exists, it’s just halting and infused with left brain planning and thinking. It’s starting to feel like a real drag.
Well that’s just great. Everytime this happens, everything has to come to a grinding halt (including income) while I experiment with something new and exciting enough to hold my attention. It’s like I’m always looking for something, but what the heck am I looking for anyway?
I think I’m finally starting to get an idea about that after stumbling around in the dark for a few months….again. Don’t get me wrong, stumbling around in the dark can be fun for a minute (God knows I do it enough). The dark is kind of exciting and risque, until you walk face first into one too many closed doors.
The stream of consciousness work I’ve been doing with my photos in gimp is so fun.. It’s so infinite, and it’s very cool to see a visible evolution in the form of abstract imagery…….true stream of consciousness work in its visual form….. Energy Art. Too cool! (Except my hands don’t get dirty and my clothes don’t get covered with paint, which is super weird.)
Now, though, I’m getting hung up on how I’m going to incorporate this new imagery into my artwork. My first thought is to make prints of the new imagery and make a wood wall sculpture as a frame of sorts around the print. The thought of doing that doesn’t give me the tingle and the tingle is essential for my short attention span, but I’m probably going to do it anyway. (Did I just feel that heavy sigh and drop in energy? Pay attention Laurie).
I also thought of using the new imagery as a reference and then painting the design on a wall sculpture. Parts of that one catch my attention but not enough to trigger the fire. (Oh no, was that a grimace?) Acccckkkk!!! What…is…the…problem?
In contrast, the way I create in gimp is so natural and so flowing, it’s like the left brain gets totally bypassed somehow and it’s mostly right brain pure stream of consciousness stuff. I like that….alot. (except my hands aren’t dirty and my clothes aren’t covered with paint…..weird).
So, what to do, what to do……. Maybe I should just start on my fourth chakra painting. (Did I feel anything? A little tingle perhaps?)
Have an awesome day, my one or two readers!