Tuesday, December 21, 2010

2011 Visual Art Journal

I have been working on the same visual art journal for the last four years. It was originally a college level mathematics textbook, and is more than 800 pages. I am maybe halfway through altering it with recollections of my journey.

But a New Year looms large ahead of us, and after reflecting on the journal for a bit, I came to the conclusion that it is time to move onto a new book. Don't get me wrong.... I love that journal, it is nearly a chronological record of my last few years. The happy, and the sad are detailed in that book... including death, divorce and a sexual assault. Today, as I look happily towards the coming year and what lays before me, I know it is time to gently put that book to rest, and to move onto a new chapter in my life. The *current* chapter.

I have come to the conclusion that I have a thing for textbooks. Maybe some post-adolescent academic angst or something, who knows. But I picked up a spiral bound text book at the local thrift store for a dollar. I decided to work with a spiral bound book this time, as with my previous journal, the farther into the centre of the book I delved, the beginning pages were beginning to loosen. Only time will tell if I have more luck with the spiral bound.

In the meantime, here is the cover of the newest journal, as well as some excerpts. Happy Holidaze!
Displayed Pages:
1) Cover of new journal "Art Of Becoming"
2) 2011 Mind Map. I don't "resolve" I plot, slowly and persistently.
3) "I Believe In Me"
4) "There's Something Growing There"
5) Untitled tree