insightful read into the process of Giacometti's work. painting and drawing approached by sculptor discusses destroying something in order to create, finding openings into and through a work and allowing crucial time for process to proceed. it is the profound ability to walk to the edge of something potentially great and demolish it so that something never before achieved is found.
James Lord a friend of Alberto Giacometti sat for a portrait and recorded the process as only a friend could.
working on new ideas in the clay. wanting to explore the line between technology and discerning responsibility. the fascination with our ability to manipulate the unknown is both exciting and frightening...where will our creativity lead to? what unforeseen consequences will be before us? what will it mean to be human or animal or plant or machine?
getting back to the studio...it was nice just to sweep the floor, gather my thoughts, sit down to the music of duke ellington, and draw in the clay. i will work small for a while as to gather my thoughts.
another rejection letter. want to exhibit newer ideas and work but no luck yet...can't say if this is a good or bad sign, just have to keep working, i will make it anyway so guess the rejection doesn't matter except on the cv.
Have you ever drifted to the bottom of the pool and simply rested there believing you could breath in the water? Of course you couldn't, but that magical thought like that of flying above the reflection of the water filled your body with the awe and wonder of what if?