Thursday, September 4, 2014
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?
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 much...you will probably roll your eyes at it when it's done...so simple