This is the piece that has been my wrestling partner for some time now. I wanted to use very simple shapes, and employ two layers. I also gave myself the challenge of trying to represent trees absorbing light, a concept that fascinates me and stands for the human yearning for “light” or insight.
The piece is not finished yet. The lettering, which I just painted last night, will become something other than white. I’m not sure if I will add anything to the plain “borders” of the background layer. I also have to connect the two layers together.
This has been a deliberate experiment with different techniques, rather than an effortless, joy filled flash after flash of inspiration. I did get a wonderful idea about how to connect and edge my cracked paper quilts, which I am grateful for. It is one of those ideas that seems obvious, but only after you realize it.
I actually uploaded the photo of this piece to Flickr right after I arrived home from work, and went off to eat supper, spend some time with my husband and relax. I came back to my studio to remove the photo, and write a post about how I am constitutionally unable to share a piece that is unfinished. It’s not in me, I was going to protest. But there were comments by two people whose work I admire, positive comments, so I just have to laugh and say “Que Sera, Sera.”
My mother used to a sing “Que Sera, Sera” to me when I was a small girl:
Que Sera, Sera, whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours to see,
Que Sera, Sera.
I can hear and see Doris Day, in my head, as I hum the melody. Wow, what a walk down Memory Lane. I wonder if that vivid vision is made of photons?