Thursday, September 4, 2014

Big Idea

After walking through Moma, I want large art!

Take a look at Cy Twombly's Academy (1955).  It's massive, crazy, beautiful. I was hit smack in the face when the electronic guide said he took a cheap drop cloth and house paint and pencils to create ART. He called it Academy because it went against what he learned at Art School. Cheeky.

I have an idea.

It could be horrible, but I see it in my mind and I want to take a shot at creating it. The first step will be to buy some canvas (from Deserres). Then build a stretcher...then go for it.

Ohhhh butterflies. I see it. I see this thing in my head. It's not scribbles - so I am convinced I'm not copying... it will be a throw back to a tapestry I created in high school, and for all I know is still hanging in the chapel (but not even that and maybe I am bringing up high school art class to convince myself that I can be original?!! That was a long time ago!)

I will use the same medium, paint and pencils....what does it mean to be inspired, or to C-O-P-Y?

"For Twombly and for every other modern artist, what mattered was to come up with something original that did not look like all the painting that came before it."  Right??!!!! RIGHT?  

Thought I'd share. Because now I have to do it! Who am I to create art? Let's see what happens. It's just for my room so as long as I like it, right? It's not even groundbreaking or anything guys...maybe a little campy...but I can see it, and it has meaning to me already!!

What do you think of this scale?

ps. poor poor shabby bedding, your day is coming too!
pps. I don't want to build it up too will probably roll your eyes at it when it's simple


  1. Imagine if Picasso had wondered "Who am I to create art?"...the scale is ambitious and I cannot wait to see your masterpiece, in whatever form it takes.

  2. I like an oversized art in your bedroom on that wall and I am sure whatever you are inspired to create would look great, but I just don't get the Twombly's Academy. Really? That slit canvas by Fontana is as far as my abstract art appreciation goes.

  3. Go for it! You don't have much to lose.

  4. I think that canvas filled with color would be really cool hanging over the bed.

  5. I finally did it!!! Thanks for including me :)

  6. I want to do something similar as well! I say "go for it" and let's see!! Thanks for reminding me to get on mine too.

  7. I don’t know how should I give you thanks! I am totally stunned by your article. You saved my time. Thanks a million for sharing this article.