Beginning to End
In the beginning there is an idea. Where do my ideas and inspiration come from? Many artists answer that question “from nature.” I could say the same, but that is both accurate and inaccurate. My ideas are more like a nagging pebble in a shoe. I know I have hit on something when it takes over my mind and I find myself drifting, planning and experimenting in my head. Then it is time to pull together a plan.
One of the global exhibition calls offered by SAQA is for an exhibition titled Fierce Planets. Let’s just say science is not my strong suit, but the opportunity is such a good one, if a long shot for me, the call niggles at me. In other words it is a proverbial pebble. Shortly after the call came out there were new photos released from NASA taken with the James Webb telescope. The Pillars of Creation haunt me. It wasn’t until this past week it hit me. Why not create the image the same way I have been creating my sunrise artworks? So, beginning next week my main focus will be an abstracted version of the Pillars of Creation, with a working title of In The Beginning.
In the Beginning won’t be my only project starting up in the New Year. I will be working on How Does Your Garden Grow as one of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge participants. Already, I suspect, combining these two projects is overly ambitious. Still, nothing ventured, nothing gained. What’s the worst that can happen? I don’t meet the deadlines. Maybe, just maybe, I will. If I don’t begin, I definitely won’t finish.
Lola Bathed in Light worked up quickly. I can hardly believe it took less than a handful of studio days from beginning to end. This is my entry for SAQA’s annual Spotlight auction. Every piece in the spotlight auction is 6″ x 8″ with a “raw” finish. This allows them to be mounted behind a white mat and slipped into a cellophane envelope for viewing. The auction takes place during SAQA’s annual conference. However, you don’t have to be there to place a bid.
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