Sunday, March 13, 2016

Adhesions

I circle back around to Nonattachment 1 today and develop a few themes.



Then, nothing.

No idea where to go, what to do.

I look at intuition and ask, You got anything?

Intuition shrugs. I got nothin'.

Suddenly I remember years ago when I had a frozen shoulder, a condition called adhesive capsulitis in which fibrin deposits act like glue and form attachments between tissues that should not be attached. Physical therapy was prescribed. Very painful, that therapy. But it returned me to the freedom of full range of motion.

Time for physical therapy with this painting. Adhesions have formed. I've become attached (again), and my creative range of motion is frozen.

I take a deep breath and brave the therapy. First I paint over a few areas to decrease the busyness a little. Then I take out a one-inch brush and quinacridone red, paint a great big crimson donut on top of my composition, and cut the whole thing into quadrants.

Practicing nonattachment. Regaining flexibility.

work in progress





















As is always the case with PT, I'm given exercises to do at home and I'm scheduled for a followup appointment. Stay tuned.












8 comments:

  1. Amazing how your brain works, Dotty! Connecting the dots between what was, what is, and what could be!
    This piece reminds me of batik: colorful and delicate. And of course, I love all the postcards!

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    1. Thanks, once again, for your comments, Laurie. I love making connections, and I love metaphor. This piece has been fun—presenting as it does both challenges and invitations to travel on new turf.

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  2. Isn't it nice, something you just throw a stone in the water, and see how the water is set in motion. I like your stone!

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    1. Simone, thank you for your comments. Your image of throwing a stone in the water and seeing how the water is set in motion is SO helpful and inviting. Perfect!

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  3. Oh, scary to chop it up! But it changes the whole dynamic. Rotating each piece shifts the energy..will be fun to follow and see where it all goes!

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    1. In fact, it turned out not to be scary at all. And one of the fun outcomes is how quickly doing so let me completely move into new energy.

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  4. As always, I love reading the thought process behind your creations. Can't wait to see what comes from your follow up appointment.

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    1. Thanks for your comments, Joje. I'm hoping the followup appointment in my studio will be less painful than PT usually is!

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