Art Resolutions is a self-imposed initiative to create an art study every day for a year.
Clearly, I am behind in executing my resolution, but not in priming the pump. Despite the frequent intercessions of real life, I have been feeding the creative appetite knowing that a day like today would come.
A pulled back muscle and a relentless pace finally slowed me up on Friday. No. Both stopped me cold and my body went on strike until Sunday. That’s when I stopped feeding the stress both nutritionally and intellectually. Quit eating worthless calories and began a moratorium against watching television with no redeemable mental merit. I grilled chicken and vegetables, cut up fruit, and watched a provocative hour of conversation between evolutionary biologist, Richard Dawkins, and physicist, Brian Green. Original thinking and rational exuberance about the wonders of the personal and cosmic universes. But true flow began when I started watching Ken Burns’ two-part series on Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright’s personal life aside, the visions and philosophy of his work is stunning and deeply resonates with me as it has since I was introduced to his architecture in college.
On this day, I realized that beyond the organic nature of his design–there is an architectural character to my graphic work. The thought came to me as I sat on the porch working to abstract the beautiful morning glories that have overtaken the center of my front deck potted garden.
There are other thoughts and design ideas in my head but it is too early to discuss them. They are evolving and only glimmers of images flash through my head at present. Too fast to see clearly, let alone describe–except to say that it is thrilling to be I that place.