Monday, October 22, 2012

Finding Stillness

canvas stitched

With everything I make whether a painting or a ceramic piece, a stitch or weave the intension is stillness.  Meditation influences me greatly - finding stillness within oneself is such a necessary part of being human.  Living in New York city influences me to!  I think I look for stillness everywhere like little posts to hang on to as one goes through the day.  Whether it's the shape of a building against a sky, the way a plastic bag floats in air, a poster scrapped off in the subway or a billboard, a plant fighting it's way through the pavement to the light, yesterday it was the shine of the river- all these things are somehow a stillness in a day.

I have been working away for a while on a few things that combine paint and stitch or at least the thought process starts that way... it's been an ongoing exploration and I have just realized that at present the majority of these pieces are white.....or from the family of light.

not a great picture -but a detail of a piece I have been working on for months and months.  Very time consuming business stitching a large canvas and you have to be in the right frame of mind!

Interesting to see where they lead and its nice to have an openness to process at this moment.

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