|with my model heart|
I've been thinking about the purpose of phase 6 (and Tempus Fugit in general), particularly in terms of forming habits. I just listened (and re-listened) to "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg, and "practice" and "habit" seem pretty closely linked to me. I've been wondering if these year-long projects (starting with Power in Precision) are related to habit-formation, since they are based on repetition through time. From this perspective, Precision could be about establishing the habit of continuous art-making, and the small scale of the the works allowed the project to be less intimidating and more practical. Once the habit of continuous art-making was established, other factors (like the scale or working time) could be expanded. Looked at from that perspective, maybe Tempus Fugit is a way of testing different time/space arrangements in order to reposition the habit of art-making so that it has a more prominent role. Hmmmm.
More specific to phase 6, when it came to "starting with what I know" - the answer was clear - minis! I made this tiny relief print of a heart this week because, while I liked the card I started at craft night last week, I felt like it needed more anatomically correct hearts in the corners and a toned background.
|I know some of you have been wondering where the quarter went, |
so I thought I'd bring it back for old times sake ;)
Due to my interest in the existence of the soul, I have a "thing" for hearts (and butterflies, and birds, and gold-paint, and ghosts (etc.).) It may also be a little Valentinesdayness creeping in, working with these this week at davistudio, and a request from a friend for an artwork, rhythmic and lyrical, that inspired me to keep going with the theme. I made this piece relating to my favorite topics of the soul and mechanical vs. human repetition
|I'm sure she feels really guilty about it deep down,|
deep, deep down...
deep, deep, deep down...
On the topic of hearts - though I usually don't celebrate Valentine's Day, this year, I decided that it's an excellent excuse to bake, decorate, and give cookies.