I have just come into possession of an amazing body of musical work, in the form of a Dead Can Dance 4 disc boxed set. I've already ripped it to MP3 and will be using it often for inspiration while I work. It's truly amazing music, and I've been a fan for almost 20 years now.
I am absolutely bursting at the seams to create. I was showing some of my artwork to some friends last night and in doing so and (with the exception of three or four pieces), I think I've outgrown the things I've done thus far. They are looking more and more to me like something I'm far removed from, something that no longer represents my headspace and vision. I'm going to take a ton of pictures of Savannah next month and a lot in between places that are going to be a new series of works already scripted out in my head. For me, making these graphic treatmentsand images and photographs is a lot like my writing, at least in approach. I write because I have to. I take photographs to document an idea I already have in my head. Imagine seeing something very clearly and using environments, lighting, and objects to replicate that vision as though it were all one singular thing. It's like an internal itch that I can only scratch by exorcism - of thought, action, and perception. I think too much and it all gets convoluted into something completely different than what I intend, which is the death of my effort in so many cases it's not even funny. For some reason, likely the change in season, I'm very inclined right now to create. I've always thought that Spring is rebirth and renewal of everything, it stands to reason that this idealism should include creativity. Besides, I need to find something redeeming for the the amount of suffering I do in the name of this season by way of allergies.
Life is wide open right now and has seldom ever been as full of possibility and discovery.
I could go on, but it's Monday and I have things to do that require me to be elsewhere.
Please send s good energy, keep us in your thoughts and hope that whatever is decided one way or the other is something we can live with. For all my reservations, I'm doing my level best to remain optimistic.