No Meaning Series

I am experiencing another shift in my style of painting...

It is still very "unconscious." Unconscious, meaning, painting without thought and without premeditation, but with the sole intention to "be" in the present moment, and to express myself authentically, without self-judgment.

I spend most of my life, in a constant of critique, analysis, reason, logic, and rules, all day long.  

I have spent three years of my life, studying law, and five years practicing as an attorney.  I live my life in a constant state of following rules, assessing facts and situations, and applying them to statutes.  However, I relish, I deep-dive, into my art.  I welcome, with open arms, the one opportunity, the one safe space where I can create and "be myself" without reason, without rules, and without self-judgment.

I want to take you back to the day, where I began painting, like, really painting...

But, I think I will save that for another blog.  :) HOWEVER to stay current on what I have been working on lately here are my latest completed works of art:

 Titled: No (More) Opposition. Dimensions: 18 x 24 inches, Canvas Panel, Acrylic, 2017   

Titled: No (More) Opposition. Dimensions: 18 x 24 inches, Canvas Panel, Acrylic, 2017

 

My work is taking a new turn creatively.  I am very excited about it.  I am stepping out into a new "space" energetically.  I am judging myself less.  I am spending less time concerning myself of the perception or the interpretation of my work.  With these next few pieces, I am still discovering my own interpretation of them.  

This piece, along with the following works below, were all made unconsciously.  "Unconsciously" meaning, I followed the natural impulse of the moment, without an agenda and without any attachment to a final work product. 

 Titled: No Fear. Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches, Canvas, Acrylic, Permanent Marker, 2017

Titled: No Fear. Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches, Canvas, Acrylic, Permanent Marker, 2017

Ironically, mentally, I am spending less time painting for external validation, but am showing my art more than I have ever done in my life.  I am particularly proud of this.  

To quote Erykah Badu:

I am an artist...and I am sensitive about my sh**.
— Erykah Badu

I expose myself totally and completely with my art. I feel like when someone sees my art, they see me. Its difficult to describe a soul. I am very proud that I am finally standing in my natural way self-expression.  

I am now standing in my truth. BUT BOY, DO I HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO. lol ;)

But, I have begun the journey.  And that is all that matters....

 

 Titled: "Vigor" Dimensions: 12 x 16 inches, Canvas Panel, Acrylic, 2017.

Titled: "Vigor" Dimensions: 12 x 16 inches, Canvas Panel, Acrylic, 2017.

I have not given any of these pieces a meaning. I am exploring myself through them and I encourage others to do the same. What emotions, thoughts, ideas do they incite within you? What do you see? 

 

 Titled: Energy. Dimensions: 18 x 24 inches, Canvas Panel, Acrylic, 2017.

Titled: Energy. Dimensions: 18 x 24 inches, Canvas Panel, Acrylic, 2017.

Next Art Showing is: Houston's 25th Annual Art Crawl  Saturday November 18th, 10am - 9pm at Mother Dog Studios, 720 Walnut St. Houston, Texas 77002.