I love order!
Arranging, cataloging, collecting, grouping, organizing, and sequencing.
And I enjoy repetition: in movement and mark-making, in counting and tracking, in documenting and filing.
Cooking speaks to me for this reason. Gathering the ingredients, measuring, slicing and stirring. Truly one of the most relaxing activities I experience on a regular basis.
Thus, my grid paintings, as mentioned in my last post, are a patterned and rhythmic activity that facilitate free-flowing thought and a sense of inner peace. I take great comfort in the slow and orderly progression, from laying the initial grid through to completion.
And then there's this...
There's an important part of me coming through in this one.
Sometimes the ordered, zen-like color-fields feel like a distraction. Feel like a way to avoid diving in and getting messy.
She beckons me towards the precipice.