Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Never Ending Painting....:D.....


So I began this painting in the fall of 2001....(yeah...2001)...Octoberish to be precise. It was the last painting I did (er...began), while in college. (I was an art major at UW Madison)....I did graduate that December, but I never finished this painting :)....so I have been working on it lately...(on and off anyway, in between my handmade paper projects, and other artwork :)....

I tried to pack this painting with symbolism...I was really into symbolism when I was in college...In this one I have some astrological references related to that time...there was some VERY screwey stuff going on in the cosmos during the fall of 2001...like 911 :(....If I recall, I think Pluto and Mars had some significant scariness going on...I'd have to go back and look....

I do know that a lot of people, including myself, were having accidents and other problems during that time-- I had a very bad whiplash injury that screwed up my neck and back...and ulimately my legs...LONG story...I put a little bit of that "chronic pain" element in this painting as well....So I kind of have this mystical wish that once I finally finish this painting I will be able to run again!-- I was a runner before the accident :) I know, I'm kind of a dork- but you never know! :)

4 comments:

Waterrose said...

Thanks for posting this...thinking back to 2001 and not knowing what was going on in the stars...we had some really awful things going on too...hmmm

Snitterdog said...

There were some really wierd things going on back then-- with just about everyone I know...interesting stuff, huh? :)...thanks for stopping by waterrose! :) I love your work! :)...My latest treasury was inspired by your Jacobean ring! :)

industrialpoppy said...

I think the creative process holds many secrets: one being the possibility that we cannot truly complete a piece until we are ready to put the emotion/thoughts/situation behind us. Another is that by working through the piece with the intent that once it is finished you WILL be healed, you compel the mind to make it happen.
Wishing you health and happiness, and hoping that you'll share the piece when you do finish it.

Snitterdog said...

What great insight! Thank you so much for stopping by industrialpoppy! :)