Saturday, July 31, 2010

Living Web...

I have been mostly busy lately working on a small book of paintings, and a collaboration with Thomas Crowe - a poetry and art broadside publication for a French publisher. I shipped both projects this week and look forward to seeing them in person soon. I will link to my book once I have a copy of it.

This painting emerged one afternoon this past week. It was inspired, in part, by a most perfect web I saw that morning by my front porch. Spiders are amazing weavers. The web in this image by no means repeats the order that I witnessed, but there are aspects that inspired me, such as the long runs between the circular bits that go to attach the web to something structural or terrestrial. There are surprising curves and open stretches. I wonder if the spider dreams the web and what it looks like. I don't imagine the spider ever sees the whole web, do you? Where would the spider go to get a look at the whole thing? I imagine that the dreamtime would afford the best view...

Monday, July 19, 2010

Dreaming...

We are in a time of dreaming now - dreaming the now, dreaming the future, dreaming the past anew. What are you dreaming into being now?


"Lake Dreaming"
by Honor Woodard Oil on Birch 2006

I duplicated part of this post on a new blog I have been working on. It's been a while since I made this painting, but for some reason it feels timely right now, as we are on the cusp, or perhaps more aptly in the midst, of such change in the world.

It feels so important to me right now to dream and to pay attention to dreams, and to share them. Also to be extra mindful of the waking dreams we nurture.

The other blog is: Awake and Dreaming the World

Please feel free to share it widely and even better, to contribute to it in some way!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

And some paint...

I did these over the last few weeks. I don't know what I think of them. Just was getting back to the paint a bit. There are some more of the mandala-like drawings from late June and more recent, but the scanner is not cooperating, so later...


This one is like two totally different paintings depending on orientation, so you decide...



And I think these were on some level a response to the oil that is spilling out of the earth...

Exploring

Just taking a look at other ways to combine recent images, thinking about how they relate to each other on various levels...
(Again - they are simply juxtaposed images - there is no photoshop mumbojumbo going on...)




Monday, July 5, 2010

A few more...

Thanks, all, for the helpful feedback and questions. I actually like these more and more and it's been interesting going through recent images and discovering which ones will open up through this process in surprising ways... It's definitely not a "choose any ol' photo" kind of thing. Also, it's interesting to me just how different the images are that come from using one and the same photo in various arrangements...








Prescribed Burn Unit at Watergauge

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