As i recall, one of my first attempts at healing through art was to create drawings of various paradises. Here’s an example of one of them
Of course, like so many of my series pictures…I got totally bored with the idea before I had done too many, and quit. Am I a quitter, then? Maybe, but usually I quit because more intriguing and meatier ideas came up, instead. Seemed like a good trade off at the time. And you know what? It still seems as if it was a good trade off, now.
But, despite grumblings on my part of missing certain elements of New York City, in my more day to day living, I feel once again, as if I have been plopped right down into the middle of paradise. There is so much to explore: Fronds from wetlands, lovely silhouetted crows in the morning fog, sunlight glinting off of web like branches…it will be a long time before I run dry for ideas. Maybe, as I myself heal, I will once again be creating a paradise series, just by default, because that’s what I feel surrounding me.
As for the beginning of another paradise series? Here’s the work in progress for the winter themed artwork I am doing, with the intention of maybe making a holiday card out of it next year. But, as I draw it, I see little glimpses of a utopia in the composition. And so, it grows.
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