Looking for Mindfulness...
I am telling you, and I am telling me: "Hang in here!" My endeavor is, of course, more than a physical endeavor. It is me seeking a spiritual center, and it is me seeking a way to be. Mindfulness is used a lot these days. Its overuse may lead to confusion. I use it here because I mean it in its correct sense and significance. I confess: I have not fully embraced the requirement that I enter the studio mindfully. I will fail in art if I do not shift to full performance as action in the here and in the now. I will also fail myself; I will fail my life. I know more than I am able to exhibit. At this point, this is my fault. The confusion I see in my art is me being confused by the task. When performing a task I am not always true to the now. Yes, I am getting closer to being authentic, but close does not mean it is right and genuine. Too often I am off-center while being close. I resolve to go slowly. I will go slowly to insure I am acting with mindfulness. I have not been as true to the task as is necessary for me to find trueness in my art as myself. This is what you shall see from this point forward: The amount of work will be dictated by my ability to mindfully make it. I am not sure this means that the volume of my work will go down, but I am sure this means the quality of my work will go up.
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