Sunday, October 25, 2009

Empty Cavity

I'll call this grief art. Not grunge, grief.

My beginnings of a self-portrait art doll.
Here I am building the armature, the structural
framework for what will come next.

My posture is contemplative. I am staring down
into an empty cavity.

Where is my heart?
It looks like a black blob.
This is how I feel. Empty, hollow.

This armature will be covered with
paper mache in the coming days.

Hopefully my head will stay in place.

I really like the eerieness of the armature at
this stage with the shadows that the light has
cast, as though I have multiple arms and my
body like that of an xray. I can see through
myself, not for long.

"There are as many nights as days, and one
is just as long as the other in a years course.
A happy life cannot be without a measure of
darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose it's
meaning if not balanced by 'sadness'. -Carl Jung

Looking for balance and harmony.

Thank you for your visits and kind words.
~ Andrea

My other blog "The Way I See It"


Lucky Dip Lisa said...

It dosn't happen often, but every now and then I actually find myself at a loss of for words.

This piece is moving, the hollowness, the sadness. I wish I could reach out and hug you. I am thinking of you.

I am so glad you can express your inner thoughts through art, I will be watching to see where this piece goes.

I hope you don't loose your head too;)

runningonink said...

This is so cool! I know what you are feeling- Such a powerful feels. I can't wait to see how this progress!

John M. Mora said...

all our love, our kind dear friend

La Dolce Vita said...

a very touching piece. good for you to use art to move forward.

Tami B. said...

Sending you hugs through the tears.

Cory said...

Though I can't wait to see this finished, I like it just the way it is.

Thanks for the visit.

La Dolce Vita said...

Hi there! coming to Denver for Christmas? a cup of cheer sounds great! love your playlist! very soothing and peaceful! : )

Tamsie said...

The piece combined with the text is a bit haunting.Appropriate for Halloween. My thoughts are with you. Grief can be overwhelming and is always transformative.
Peace, Tamsie

Deborah Truesdell said...

Seeing where she started, and watching her as she progresses is bit vouyeristic, but I am enthralled with this piece you are creating. Hugs and healing to your heart. May you find a corner of peace in your soul today and dwell there for as long as you want.

jgy said...

I like the state it is in now too.
As you talk about finding balance, wouldn't it be great if we can learn to see the beauty in each state.
Finish in the un-finished, perfect in the im-perfect.

Best wishes with your doll and hope you are feeling better,
Healing and peaceful thoughts to you,

Dream With the Fishes said...

Gosh, I am feeling your grief and I send you ((((a big warm hug)))). I'm really happy to see that you're channeling the pain and grief into your art. That's inner strength, I really admire that. I tend to let my emotions paralyze me. Not good for me. I'm sending you blessings!

I LOVE the ocean sounds on your playlist!

Overboard said...

Wow for what you have made/are making(made maybe? It looks good as is; and thanks too for the quotes scattered here and there. I like them and will pilfer them for my head to mull over.

Godinla said...

Darkness is not always a bad thing. I am dark and I am here to "light" your way.

Debrina said...

Andrea - thinking of you.

John M. Mora said...

All my best - thank you for all your kind comments and insight. Regards - J

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

I am so glad your still with us in spirit, I still miss you being there! When Alicia did the new banner I said to her " there's 5 images from us but there's still a bit of Andrea here (in the name of the group) so see, your not forgotten!

I hope your are well!

Don Coker said...

I love your work, Andrea. Most interesting and deeply creative.

Gaby Bee said...

Wanted to send along some wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Hugs, Gaby

John M. Mora said...

A new Year. No advise, just support, Andrea.

Thank you for all you have shared in our blog community.

Warmest regards.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

thinking of you. im here. just a click away.


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