Who I Am
Last month when I was painting with my painting cohort in The Painting Studio, we decided that we would ponder the question of "Who Am I?" in terms of our art, and to share our thoughts on that at the end of the day. I'm not sure what I actually shared that day but after this past weekend of art-making with Lynn Whipple, I have rediscovered the answer that has been there for me all along. I am a minimalist.
God ... it feels good to say it. I'll say it again. I am a minimalist. Simple. Clean. Poetic. Deliberate. And certainly not to be confused with simplistic. In my quest to explore different styles I've been struggling ... trying to find a good answer to the question of who I am. I want to cultivate other facets of my art but I know I feel the need to celebrate the core of who I am, and the art that wants to come out of me through this minimalist aesthetic.
And you know what? The answer to who I am is also that I am a lover of fibers. And in realizing these powerful truths, I've started some pieces that I'm genuinely elated about ... because I feel they exude who I am. And I feel that if I stand with them, those who "get it" will find me. And that's really exciting.
And thank goodness. Because I feel I have a path to continue on as I prepare for an art show with The Painting Studio artists. It will happen on Saturday night, October 6, 2012, which is the first Saturday of the month, which means it's the art walk open house where the entire artist village in Santa Ana comes to life. The participating artists will be showing and having for sale, our original works on canvas. It'll be a beautiful night. All dressed up. Beautiful works of art. Twinkle lights. Family. Friends old and new. Music. Wine. And a celebration of who we are ... from minimal to maximal, and everywhere in between.