Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Space....the final frontier....
When I see photos like these of things happening in space, it makes me realize just how small we really are. There is so much that we really don't know about going on in our neighbourhood. Something like this can send out enough energy through the universe to eventually impact what happens on our own little rock in space. But for now, it is really quite beautiful to see.
Some of my paintings turn out like this. I remember one in particular that I sold a number of years ago. When I created it I felt like there was something pretty big that I was tapping into. It ended up being bought by an astronomer who told me that they just got a photo of that "event" in space the week before. He was astounded to find that I had painted it over a year prior to the show. He couldn't help but purchase it. I did not know what it was that I was painting. I just painted it.
We all have that ability. When we go into the "zone", which for me is painting, we access information that is beyond that of which we are currently conscious. It doesn't have to be painting. It could be doing anything creative. Working with mechanics or carpentry is also creative work. Stirring the sugar in the sugar bowl is creative. Knitting is creative. Whatever it is that gets us in the zone is what will lead us to that connection.