478. January 23rd…Haiku and the art of a well designed…Coincidence…

Art and my thoughts about being an artist, Thoughts from the "Tinman"

“Kaze” 2011

“Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.” – John Steinbeck

I find myself listening to a particular music every Sunday…this morning it’s the Armen Donelian Trio…”Oasis”…there is nothing about it….I don’t like…it has that driving up the coast sort of sound to it…

I was talking with my friend Mars over coffee…she had not read my blog from yesterday…yet she too experienced an almost identical discovery of a lithograph from an artist named Fanny Rabel…and since I’d already been in the investigative mode…I looked her up…read what I could find about her…

I think the collision of these two events is for the most part coincidental…yet there is a part of me that is asking…”why”…and honestly a large part…not why do I think this way…but why were these two events presented to me…in a time frame of less than 24 hours…as of yet I have no answer…

what really these 2 events have done…is motivated me and in a big way…adding these with a comment from Mrs. Neutrons Garage sort of revealed the secret trick behind the disappearing girl in the air tight box behind the drape…and not really how it works but where she goes…while the magic is taking place…

and I hear my painting mentor say…”it’s about the work”…well there’s a great deal more that its about…and  part of the trek in art is finding what “It” is…I like what Gertrude Stein said…”There is no there there.”…I know with certainty there is a load of “there”…on the way to “there”…and some of it I don’t mind stepping in…

I’m not saying there has to be a solidified  plan…there has to be receptivity and even the small gaps will let large amounts in…it is combinations of many things…alignments…jumping over the edges…and willingness to experience…is it perfecting the existing skill or finding new skills…to work on…then combining them when the time is….”Right”…I don’t think so…it is just “do”….John Cage says everything is an experiment and I believe that…completely…some experiments last longer than others…some never begin…some might be there after I’m not…and I’m unsure about outcome…what it looks like…if it matters…and if it does…what does it do…

without turning
into a butterfly, autumn deepens
for the worm

Basho