17 May 2010

pondering gesture . . .

Wing Sight
aqua media on vellum bristol paper
9 x 12

gestural marks . . . scratches, sweeps of paint, staccato dashes, stabs or swirls . . .

what is my mark?  what is yours?  are we aware of making them?  should we be aware?

do they change with mood or with the material used?  can i be identified by my mark?  do i want to be . . . ?

questions, questions that lately plague -- the more i know, the less i am certain.

the more i paint, the less i feel confident about --  maybe that's a good thing

drop the confidence and feel the work in wrist and arm, in elbow and shoulder

to let fly with color, to find sight when blinded by ego

make one mark, make a thousand

listen to the brush, to the empty space that calls

taste the light

a leap of faith, a dance through minefields . . .


Recommended Readings:
The Demon and the Angel: Searching for the Source of Artistic Inspiration 
Meeting the Madwoman: Empowering the Feminine Spirit

9 comments:

Kim Hambric said...

I'm going to print this out and hang it in my studio.

I've always wondered -- is ego an enabler or an inhibitor?

Kelly Marszycki said...

Wow! what a great compliment, Kim! Hate to straddle the fence on that one, but I think ego is both -- just at times, I tend to trip over mine -- a lot! :-)

La Dolce Vita said...

great post, lots to think about and a great piece!

layers said...

I love gestures and marks--because I can't really let loose myself-- but your writing is intriguing

Luzia said...

It reminds me to a chinese calligraphie full of ease and transparency. I like it! Greetings from Luzia.

Don said...

I like this one.

Kelly Marszycki said...

You are all too kind -- but am so glad this brief entry found a spot in your hearts! :-)

Stephanie said...

very enchanting. Wonderful work, inspires lots of joy!

Kelly Marszycki said...

I appreciate your visit, Stephanie!