Thursday, May 31, 2012
A Poppet Needs the Water
Without this deep examination, where would the work come from? It's the looking outward and looking inward that creates layers and imbues the work with meaning.
The art expresses the thoughts and the expression isn't lost on the viewer, who also tends to think too much.
The viewing is a conversation. It's where the artist and viewer can connect on a level not accessable in any other language. It's a private conversation and it's where we spill our guts. It's you and me in the treehouse in the back yard, eating stolen cookies and talking in whispers about our parents and the stuff that really scares us.
This is important, I think, because it keeps us from feeling alone on these deeper levels, these places where we keep the things we don't talk about at the office.
So thinking is valuable. It helps us create the work that brings us together. But what is too much? When do we know we've gone too far? When do we know we're out of balance?
For me, it's revealed in sleep, or lack of it. Less dreaming, more waking. When thinking follows me to my pillow.
What's your refuge? How do you know when you're thinking too much? What do you do to tune it out? How do you manage, when you need to, to simply be?
Posted by lisa at 7:47 AM