Sunday, October 21, 2012

Relief Illuminated

I was asked to create another piece of art for the new wing of the hospital. This is a collaborative effort. 20 artists were asked to paint on a 12" x 12" wood box type substrate . We could paint on either side. They are being used to decorate a long hallway in the hospital.
I didn`t really have an idea of what I wanted to create, so I waited and let it tell me. I started with the word RELIEF . I wanted to paint RELIEF, as this is usually what people come to the hospital for. My intention for this painting to extend. I painted various layers of marks and colors for the background. And eventually got the idea of a face. I cleared a place in the painting for a face. I painted a face and hair and wasn`t pleased with the hair. Waited awhile longer, (a few days) , and painted on the hair again, somehow it evolved into the hair floating up, as if she was underwater. I got the thought of Isis the Egyptian Queen,as if maybe her hair was a crown. The Light radiating from her, her aura giving RELIEF . I just worked on doing and not judging. Allowing and enjoying the process. This is what became of that action.

1 comment:

Coleen said...

I like it. Much to look at in your background. And her face is very interesting.