It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Retailmas………everywhere you go……….tra la……
Past Thanksgiving, now comes Christmas……..actually should be called Retailmas. Now we should be doing all of the things we said we were going to do………”after Thanksgiving.” Ha. Face it…now it’s “well, after Christmas, New Years, the holidays.” Tell me about it. Next week we gotta get organized. Having survived Thanksgiving, Mom Mannes in hospital, family in from around the country…………I have getting after it……..goal: painting everyday in the studio. Well, almost every day.
One of the works in progress – a diptych – two large canvases to be displayed in a cycle entitled “Emergence”. The diptych – two women closest to my heart – literally – stepping out the fog of anesthesia to “breathe me back to life”.
Another painting – I have been playing with the concept of art and physics in painting. This work in progress points out how we looked at our bodies until recently – bones muscles, tendons organs, blood, and how we see them today, atoms, neutrons, neutrinos, constantly moving bits of matter – millions of small, tiny bits of matter that comprise the body………..and until recently the color of energy was RED – for millenia, but ever since the Bunson Burner and its BLUE flame, the color of energy has been BLUE.
And I am not just painting each day as a tip of the hat to sanity in this crazy, mixed up world……….I also play the piano in the studio…..to ease my mind.
And check it out – on the piano a Quang Ho original work – a pair of white Chuck Taylor Cons – given to me by Mary for a birthday, and painted by Quang – complete with an image of moi (?) at the key board of a Baby Grand.
Life is very, very good.