Wednesday, July 14, 2010

#30 Perversity & Completion

Yesterday as I was finishing up #29 I was suddenly flooded with profound ennui. Done. I felt sooooo completely and utterly done with this challenge...on freakin' day number 29!!!

I just had to laugh at myself.

I am that way.

I buck at bonds and bristle at obligations, even if they are of my own making. I have a love/hate relationship with rules. I love peace and order, consistency and the comfort of routine, and yet...I often itch to chuck the rules out the bally window! There is nothing that takes the fun out of something/anything quicker than a "have to".

So I sat down to make one last artwork for my challenge (I mean, it's only one more, c'mon!). Maybe I would make something colourful, something richly textured, full of emotion, many-layered, multi-messaged, dripping with life and thought and personality... and yet this was the only and persistent picture in my head, and what my hands and my heart wanted to do:

#30 (or not!)


I am going to blog a little challenge dissection, or rather more of a distillation, in a few more days. I really want to think about what I am taking forward from this experience. And tomorrow it is Buried Treasure time. So same time, same place, perhaps with less perversity...à demain.


  1. You gave me a good laugh, because i can surely identify with the whole chuck the rules even when their my own rules and expectations! What a hoot. It will be interesting to hear what you've gotten out of doing this personal art challenge. I've enjoyed following you through your process.

  2. abso-fucking-lutely perfect.

    yes, i use swearwords. i'm rated R, remember?

  3. Bah! Love it.

  4. Just caught up from the last couple of weeks. Beautiful, amazing, wonderful pieces! LOVED the spray paint!


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