Wednesday, June 13, 2012
My goal was to follow through on the thesis of my dissertation which was that a large cloth filled with small hand made marks would set the viewer off into their own inner immensity. See here. Although it seemed straightforward enough, I found it very difficult to focus on just that and kept finding ways to add a more figurative element which I would wreck and then repair.
Apparently, this creative process is quite normal and important from a psycho-analytic viewpoint. Hanna Segal believed that art is more about nourishment than self expression.
Although for the degree exhibition I am going to show just the one piece, Monumental Simplicity, I decided today to clean the white cloth that I struggled with over the winter in order to show the examiners my process.
Seeing it fill up with air did nourish me, actually.