Friday, April 10, 2009

Epiphenomenon

I added a new word to my vocabulary today. Epiphenomenon; noun, a mental state regarded as a by-product of brain activity.

I have been filled with many thoughts since I completed "Solstice" (detail above). Whole new worlds of possibility have opened because of what has happened to me during the course of this work. The vision I have of my art has expanded beyond what I might have hoped for, like stepping up to an entirely new level of consciousness.

I expect this sounds quite aburd and esoteric but for me it's life altering. The time I spent on this drawing and the one just prior, marks a profound turning point for me as an artist. I've been chided for being too cerebral about my work but now there is an elevated degree of emotion to it as well. I can hardly wait for what unfolds.

2 comments:

Peter Brown said...

Dean, I pursued art as a career on a very limited part-time basis many years ago but my technique was so laboured and slow that with a young family to support it became impractical to continue and I was forced to abandon my efforts. If only I could have thrown off the shackles of that technique and developed a looser style as you seem to have done. I hope it takes you to great places!

Diane Meier said...

I really enjoyed your blog, especially this comment, "The vision I have of my art has expanded beyond what I might have hoped for, like stepping up to an entirely new level of consciousness."

I'm not an artist, but I know beauty when it comes from the soul, and you are on a beautiful spiritual journey.
Namaste'