Landscape of Dreams : Oil and charcoal on canvas
After a month long hiatus in between holidays and soul – searching and questioning…Here is my latest work…I finally understood what it means to not think and over evaluate too much. AND to just do..
Doesn’t mean that thought doesn’t go into creating, but to just work things out as they happen.
In this piece, I went back to my thinking of the body as landscape which allowed me more freedom with line and experimentation.
I also thought about how when I was younger I loved to paint these Indian village landscapes, with the trees, and the wells, the fields..- All my visions of a perfect pretty dream landscape.
I just touched on the idea here, of this dream landscape with balloons, and candy, and pretty things.
I see the body like that.. isn’t it a landscape of dreams in itself? Something to explore, and search…No? Perhaps I’m not being very eloquent..
Anyway, this piece opened up a lot of possibilities for me. Also, the idea of looking down. Somehow painting a heavier woman seemed to work for this.. not in a negative connotation, but more the idea of beauty and excesses…Maybe a renaissance woman?