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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Exciting Progress

Add ImageAll samples are still being worked and overworked and are originals made by
Patricia Chauncey April, 2011

Woke up early this morning after a night of vivid dreams and ran to the plan and sketch books before morning tea. Ideas came out in a cohesive blob and the components now start to make more sense to me. Once again I dreamt in an instructional way and walked through the whole body of work in a logical sequence. I love it when this happens.

I once watched an interview with Mexican film director Guillermo del Torro and he talked about his relationship to inspiration. He made visually amazing films like Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth.
He says that he is often inspired at that moment right before he falls to sleep and also when at that half awake-half asleep place when he awakens. He referred to this as "Lucid Dreaming".

Today proved to be productive and delightful. Certainly an improvement after a grueling and unsuccessful day yesterday.

The photographs are of some of the progress I made today. Each piece is still in progress and will need more work. It is painstaking and intensive. Not one piece has less than five processes from burning, painting, patinating, painting, stitching, cutting and oxidizing. The house now looks like a workshop with projects on every surface including the bed. Clearly I have to move back into the studio very soon.

I am on such a roll.

1 comment:

arlee said...

what could i possibly say? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!