Thursday, November 5, 2009

Lost in a Dream (my soul stands ajar)

I finished up this painting today and am really happy with the dreamlike quality I was able to achieve (have i mentioned how much i love encaustics?).  Deanna Wood did a series of bird paintings in which she talked about birds hearing our secrets and flying away with them.  Now, whenever I see (or hear) one of the hundreds of crows or ravens in my new city I think of that (and wonder).   The wheel, the woman, the numbers and the blackbird stringing random objects together to create meaning of chaos....lost in a dream.  

10 comments:

Tara Thayer said...

i love this one, beth. and i've been paying attention to birds lately, too.
i hope you are feeling at home in your new hometown.

Janice La Verne said...

hi beth,

i'm in vermont with my sister and am enjoying all your posts i have missed in the days we have been travelling.

i love this painting. something is happening with your work. it has been wonderful since i have been reading your blog, but it seems to be getting rich, and full of depth. hope this makes sense...

many thanks for the kind comments about the residency. i truly appreciate the support and feel it's a big reason why i have moved forward these last 2 years.

and GREAT halloween costumes!

blog said...

Holding "Mistaken Identity" up to the computer screen to see how they look together, lol!

blog said...

The previous comment was left by me, Stephanie Rubiano...haven't figured out how to change "Blog" to my actual name yet...

tangled sky studio said...

tara- i do feel strangely at home but then again here is where i spent my 20's and became so much of who i am today....
janice-did you know vermont is my favorite place in the world (spent lots of time in burlington...) ???
blog-you have to change you're screen name silly!

artslice said...

Love the bird theory! This painting is lovely - always enjoy your concepts behind the work.

bridgette said...

I like this painting Beth and the direction that you're going in.

I feel the same way about crows and birds. Crows have always been a powerful symbol for me in my work. Dream creatures. Messengers. The outcasts. My regular bird imagery have different meaning, much lighter. :)

Dave said...

In addition to your created piece, as a writer, I also like what you've titled the post. I'm a believer in stating/documenting one's feelings (be it to share with others, or one's self) -- and transitions in one's life certainly cause the soul to take notice.

oneartistjournal said...

It's so beauiful..very dreamy and nice and warm..
XOXOrly

Teri said...

I just found your blog via Bridgette. Love your work. I read it and see so many of the same things that I feel. I have a "thing" for crows too, and the number 8. AND, I am a Taurus and live in Calif. I will be following more now that I have found you. And Vermont, especially Burlington??? We wandered through Vermont and happened to find Burlington and were blown away! We were on our way to N. Hampshire for a week.