Saturday, September 27, 2008

Thesis update

Well, three months of solid writing is finally beginning to get to me, but it's almost done. The title is Eastern Seeds, Western Soil: A Path to Transcendence. Can I talk about it before it is actually done? Is it bad luck, like seeing the bride in her dress before the wedding?

This is one of the most intense projects I've ever undertaken and I have to admit, I kinda liked doing it, I'm learning an awful lot about my work, but will be so relieved when all the t's are crossed and the i's are dotted. I am tracing Eastern philosophy in Western abstract landscape painting and relating that to my work. Yeah, I know what was I thinking! If you are going to write on a subject for three months straight it is a good idea to write about something that holds your interest.

I feel like I'm in the deep end here, mentioning the "s" word in art (spiritual). Seems like it's a taboo subject, but I have to write about it because "I am coming to understand the spiritual as the foundation for my art practice. The spiritual is not an interest, it is a way of being in the world like being an artist."