"Where art comes from is a mystery. It comes unannounced. It has the quality of gift. The source from where it comes is hidden from us. Like all creativity, it stands us in possibility. It comes from impulse and dream, from raiding the inarticulate, from going below the floor of consciousness. To do this we must break free of the confines of the known and fixed. As artists we do this with our materials--with our hands. And in this confluence of mind and matter abstraction is not only relevant, it is essential."
Do you meditate?
Do you meditate? Thanks to my sister, #AmbrosiaTuft, I've been doing this AM Yoga routine for almost two decades. During this time, I calm my body and mind and often see colors. Recently, I was inspired to take these visual mediations and put them on a canvas (thanks, #LaRueEppler!!) I really had no idea how I was going to do it, and so, like any other painting I make, I put on my gloves and began. The first thing I thought to do was to place the colors I see, onto the canvas, anywhere my mind represented them, and then I just went bananas. :-) Here are some cool transitional shots!
They are incredibly peaceful to look at. Probably one of my sweetest canvases I've ever done. Both canvases were done entirely with my fingertips - no brushes or other tools. I really wanted to make every mark with deliberate purpose and feeling. I love how they came out! As it goes, they really should be seen in person.
Camille is a working artist living in Austin, Texas...