Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Musings: Sculpture Show & Paintings

Truman Capote said, "To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make." He also said: "Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself."

I think artists, and that includes musicians, visual, writers and all, are born knowing notes. Over time and space the notes emerge clearer. Institutions of higher learning teach and meld, but it's up to us to find the song, in whatever way it pours forth. Rearrange the notes to suit yourself, indeed.

"Transcending" has been accepted in an upcoming October/November exhibit at Tryon Fine Art Center's Sculpture 2015 (juried by Harry McDaniels of Asheville, NC). Fall has arrived, and I'm eager to get back to creating some new sculpture works when skies are blue and leaves sing with yellow, scarlet, and vermilion hues. I've got my name in the pot for an artist grant to purchase materials with, with hopes of working on room-size paintings too. An artist never retires, just keeps on making art!

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