Monday, June 6, 2022

sense of touch


 Painting is an art which aims at giving an abiding impression of reality with only 2 dimensions.  The painter must, therefore, do consciously what we all do unconsciously- construct a third dimension.  And he can accomplish his task only as we accomplish ours, by giving tactile values to retinal impressions.  He must rouse the tactile sense. 

Art must make contact with our sense of the tactile that is the textural quality of ideas or substance.  Our eyes, our ears, all our senses are the indications of the existence of a variable reality that will ultimately resolve itself in our sense of touch. 

Man in his most profound biological functions is impelled by his sense of touch.  

Mark Rothko   The Artist’s Reality 

Thursday, June 2, 2022

let yourself fall ill


 Be true to your own spirit.

Use who you are to your advantage. 

Know your ability.  Build on that.

Stick to realistic goals. 

Sue Ackerman 

Thursday, May 26, 2022

a woman’s life


 Being an artist means incessantly healing one’s own wounds and simultaneously opening them again in the process. 

Annette Messager

Sunday, May 15, 2022

interior language


The ancestors created human beings and gave them language, law and culture.  
The ancestors gave their spiritual essence to the land itself. 

Thursday, May 12, 2022

In search of more time

76 dots started, most finished.

67 not even started.  

About those circles that I am stitching around the dots in the large red piece.  I think I have to leave it for now.  


Monday, May 9, 2022

Dreamland


The first book of poetry published in Canada was entitled Dreamland.  1968  Charles Mair.    92 x 92 inches 

Sunday, May 8, 2022

dream work

Woke up with the idea to make large wedges in the lower half and all the dots made more of with cotton embroidery floss.