“It’s simple, you just take something and do something to it, and do something else to it. Keep doing this and pretty soon you’ve got something.” Jasper Johns.
I love this quote. It strips art of much of it’s pretentiousness. Art made simple. Art = you have an idea, go manipulate materials and try to make it happen OR just manipulate materials and SEE what happens.
I’m about halfway through Jasper Johns quote with this one. I had about two and a half hours to fill while my daughters and their friends swam in the community pool yesterday. I doodled, among my drawings was this bird and the (whateveritis?) birdhouse/lock. I have new gray and black mica embedded paint which I love and layered on an art board when I got home from the pool. The glare is the glitter of the gray mica peeking through the scratched out doodle. It’s actually really pretty (the glitter anyway).
I know this piece isn’t that successful. I’ve been struggling with sorting out big assemblages and hitting my limitations and learning curves every step of the way. Stopping everything and just working on something simple, like this little piece helped my anxiety, as does watching this song from the Discovery Channel. Who cares if my attempt at assemblages isn’t working out at the moment, the world is still so awesome! “Boom De Ya Da”.