The past three days have been great. I've finished five pieces, a proposal, worked in my sketchbook, and spent some quality time hanging out with my friends. It's really been a great weekend. I can go to work confidently aware that I couldn't do much more in a weekend and remain sane.
The Power Lines series is really starting to come into its own. I am getting a variety of different poles and lines, which is enabling me to really tap into a different type of feeling for each piece. Coupled with color choices the works seems to really get at a lot more than a simple thing that is necessary to our modern way of life. It has been good for me psychologically to dwell on these simple subjects as well. I feel more at peace after a weekend of staring skyward while walking around town, going to the farmer's market and cooking. This is more me than the life I had been living for a little while through August and September. It is pleasant to be coming back to some work here and feeling recharged and excited by it.
The majority of my day today was spent putting together a proposal for my friend Shirah and I to put together a painting show in Portsmouth, NH. The show would be coupled with a cooking event from Chef Michael Beers and all be based on the Jim Jarmusch film "Stranger than Paradise." I am hoping that our proposal will be accepted as this would both be a fun project and a stretch of my capabilities, two things which I am very interested in doing right now. I will keep you posted.
When I was through with that proposal though, I was feeling stoked and wanted to put together one more Power Line piece this weekend. Here is that piece.