Friday, July 01, 2011

Sweet Sixteen!

This one was created for someone special...


Here is something about art and being in the moment that I always find magical, no matter how often I experience it. I had been thinking about this painting (a 16th birthday gift), for awhile. On the day that I had finally carved out time to make it, I started, as I always do, with my baskets (many) and bins (also many) of collage materials -- mostly paper but also all sorts of ephemera and found objects. And what I continually find amazing is that without alot of searching among what is admittedly an overwhelming amount of (artful) stuff, the right pieces landed in my vision and my hands with almost no effort to bring this artwork into being. It was like I had willed each piece of ephemera into my hands to create this very personal piece.

I know that this is a common experience among anyone who has ever had an idea and allowed that idea to germinate. It both grows roots and reaches for the sun, and all you have to do is water it with your imagination and something both expected and surprising emerges.

Oh, to be 16, and or sweet again!


fran p. said...

You may never be 16 again, but you are sweet!!!

This is a beautiful piece.....have a safe and fun-filled Holiday weekend!

Marilyn Rock said...

Kerri; this is AWESOME! And - yes I fully get what you are saying here and sometimes I actually feel there is someone else in the room, with me,guiding me where to look or what to pick up for the piece I'm working on.

What an appropriate piece for a 16th birthday! Love the texture!

Have a safe and fun 4th of July! xxoo M

Peggy Beck said...

As always Kerri I love this painting. I also love that you make such perfect sense to what you do and you inspire me to "go ahead" with what I do and enjoy the process. Thanks for that.