Today I will enter the studio and not draw. Unusual. It is time for me to follow basic impulses and not allow routine to order my day. I feel like working on the painting "Window." Abandoning my normal studio behavior also means I will work only until I feel "Window" has accepted as much as have to give it, no more. Normally I work past exhaustion, where ideas and energy are sparse.
I believe I have entered a new phase in my art. I am changing behavior because I have changed. I have continued my routine well beyond where my self-knowledge should have been recognized and led me to new strategies. In other words, I ignored my graduation from the necessity of repetitive practice as a means to learning. The gravity of my art is no longer limited by my technical knowledge. I need to focus on making art which sings the song of my personal vision of existence. Yesterday I asked myself to accept my wakefulness. Yes, that is where I am; not an easy task.
Yesterday's drawing cultivates simple expression. You and I will see more of this; I can feel it coming.
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