Working on the Timeline for Iron … for scale, the Drafting Table is 6′ wide by 4′ tall … the work is done by myself and my student Joshua Roberts … made a lot of progress yesterday …
Had to change the pieces up a bit … need to switch focus from Shambhala to The Ceiling … need to have The Ceiling to a more finished state by October for an Event … may change the name to Agony and Ecstacy in honor of one of my favorite books.
Sneak Peek … “It’s a #@$%ing Dragon” Teaser Scene
Artists: Keith Prossick, Joshua Roberts and Richard Hicks
This was a good evening … Mushrooms & Aliens is now balanced. Its been a struggle bouncing back and forth with various areas of the canvas.
My goal this evening was to bring the center portion of this piece closer to completion. I think the key really was being more relaxed and have the time to go deeper into the geometries of this work.
Almost Done …
Well … I have mapped the adventure through my vacation … I shall go through Angkor Wat up into Shambhala … hang a left at Center and hangout with Mushrooms & Aliens … through Ascension I should be back by Monday …
I have been working on this piece for a friend for over a year now. Its been a difficult piece mostly because I have been struggling with my creativity for about 8 months, 5 of which I couldn’t paint at all. I have had dry spells before, but vnever this bad. For a wile I thought I had lost it. Its a weird experience like losing all of magic andd not being able to hear the spiritual self. A feeling of complete disconnect and emotion. Imagine not being able to feel love. You remember it but have a sense you have misplaced it.
But as all things, I now finally believe whole heartedly, that it would pass. But sometimes even faith in one’s self is not enough to quell the fears. Only time and complete surrender to it.
Art is about surrender, or more so learning to dispell the fears about what you think surrender is. If you want a good place to look, look toward The Tao or way.
There is always a flip when you know the wave is over and you can move freely again within your imagination. It is the first smells of a new season the carry excitement of change and hope with the novel.
I shall now finish this piece in one month. And that is that … a new piece will begin.