Every work of art is the child of its age and, in many cases, the mother of our emotions. It follows that each period of culture produces an art of its own which can never be repeated. Efforts to revive the art-principles of the past will at best produce an art that is still-born.Wassily Kandisky, Excerpt From: Wassily Kandinsky, Michael T. H. Sadler. “Concerning the Spiritual in Art.” Apple Books
Winds & Particles, Hendricks ©2021, 5″ x 5″,mixed-media, found paper
Every work of art or artist needs a story, so Art Changes Lives (dot) Com is mine. This blog is about finding myself through art. While working on my master’s, I was interested in studying and understanding metaphysics (the nature of the mind) and how it works and understands reality. Now that I am retired, I continue my studies on the mystical aspects and piecing together my understanding of the universe. That means investigating the mind as to how it works, consciousness, unconscious, location, dimension, and our perception of time and matter. Now that I am retired, I have the time to continue my studies. The artwork that you see in this blog is only a product of my studies.
Right now, I am torn into so many directions where I might go in this next paragraph. I may have already spoken about why I draw on such a small piece of paper. The Single-word answer is humility. I don’t, at this point, have any big answers or statements. What I can understand and the process is only a fragment of the world. Why on found paper? Well, because it presents a challenge, the color, the value, the texture, the coating all a challenge. Would it allow me to perfect the craft better… Maybe, but every moment is a challenge of sorts. Lastly, to perhaps repeat myself, I love not knowing how long the paper will endure time. Kind of like me never knowing how old this body will last… Never know.<
Please, anything you read that sounds like I know and I have the answers and can tell you how to live your life. In all likelihood, I am talking to myself. I am processing. BTW: I am using Pigma® Microns by Sakura.