I went into a total funk with this one. More often than not, I enjoy the inherent tension, enigma, and surprise of painting as I work through the various stages of order, disorder, and flux. With this piece, Not Knowing felt painful and I couldn't shrug off the heaviness I felt.
Good thing the universe works in mysterious ways: we lost power late in the day on which I was struggling with this painting. Nothing could have served me better than to step out of obsessive busy into calming quiet. The next morning, with a night's sleep under my belt and a sunny day at hand, what seemed impossible the day before found its way to possible.
|collage, ink, acrylic, and graphite to start|