[Today’s featured artwork for Day 25 of the 365 Days Project is by Jan Hopkins]
When your materials choose YOU…….
#25 – I didn’t choose the materials I use in my work, they somehow found me so that I could create from that deep, rich place that long-time artists know.
If my logical brain had anything to say about it, I wouldn’t be working with gourds. Or creating art for a living, or writing this blog. It took me many years, but I finally learned to listen to my Artist Mind and balance the two. And I learned the importance of honoring the materials I work with so that they might continue speaking through me.
Artist Credits for the images included in this post:
Images featured above:
Jan Hopkins, Washington, USA
Grapefruit peel, cantaloupe peel, yellow cedar bark, ostrich shell beads, waxed linen
Photo credit: Ken Rowe
Agave leaves, yellow cedar bark, waxed linen
Jan Hopkins’ artwork can be viewed at: Jan Hopkins
The 365 Days Project
In 2012, Serena Kovalosky committed to writing an article a day for 365 days as an exploration into the lives of artists and the value of creative thinking in our society.