Thursday, June 25, 2009

Content or Content

Content, as in what is contained, or content, as in a state of being, that is the question. I hadn't yet received Lesson 2 when I got the urge to spontaneously create my 4th collage so it doesn't necessarily project what the lesson requested because the words out of the mouth are not so much things I reject...They're just words I found that had some meaning to me. I will work on the rejection image later because it makes so much sense to do it.

That being said, the word heart came up often in Lesson 2 and oddly enough, I did use a torn heart in my collage. This means a lot of different things to me. Julia Cameron, writer of The Artist's Way and numerous other books, wrote: "Making a piece of art may feel like telling a family secret." I would develop that even further and say that making a piece of art is revealing secrets both to the artist and to the observer...And that is more than a little scary!

Shelley Krammer, author of the e-line course I am following, compares our unconscious mind to the basement of our homes. Coincedently, my husband and I are currently finishing our basement so that it no longer is the place where you store things you don't want to look at. And here I am, trying to bring forth my unconscious creative being so that I can see what gifts and strengths lie hidden beneath the surface. Life is so full of similar parallels...It truly amazes me!

4 comments:

Robyn said...

Have you noticed, you've used a dark shadowy face in 3 collages one after the other?

Curio said...

Yes, Robyn, I did notice...now don't you start psycho-analyzing me.I imagine they're there for a reason! I also have a thing with heads. One day I'll look at all this and it will become clear.

Willowpudgy said...

Wow - I must say this one appeals to me... Love your composition with the collages...

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