Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012
The world can’t change until we can see it differently.
As JR says; “Art is not supposed to change the world, to change practical things, but to change perceptions. Art can change the way we see the world. Art can create an analogy.”
I love my studio days – the rare times when I can spend the entire day lost in the creative flow. Yesterday was just such a day. The preparation for creating art is all part of the process. The hours spent mixing the encaustics – melting wax with damar resin and adding color are just as rewarding as the hours spent painting. I love the serendipity of it all. Yesterday was a very good day and it was all about being in the moment – ergo the name of my Bodhavista who emerged from the flow.
This is where I go for a bit of inspiration during downtime in my studio. I have to set a time limit for these art breaks because it would be very easy to get lost here for hours.
It’s about the big picture and being able to let go.
Encaustic paint is my medium of choice. While I enjoy printmaking, mixed media and traditional paint, encaustic holds a special place in my creative heart. I love the smell of it, the texture of it, and especially the vibrancy and heat of it – I am a fire sign, after all. My latest flight of heated fancy is what I call She String; a translation of Bojana Randall’s painting “She is Violin” to wax.