"All Things Share The Same Breath..."
Written by Lee Ann Monat
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 00:00
Remember way back when I offered a custom designed box as a give away, and then had some Artist's Block? Well...thank goodness the fog lifted and I was able to produce this little beauty. I'm very proud of the results...
It was a very interesting process...working with the client for the first time on one of these. I realize that it takes a lot of trust on the part of the recipient to let go and allow me to do my thing without knowing how it will turn out. I suppose it's much easier when said piece of art is free.
Outside: Mossy Tree Bark in Inverness
I don't know if anyone remembers...but I posted a "before" shot of this box a while back with "A Peek Inside My Studio." It's fun to see how we can transform things.
Inside: Rocks in The River Ness
I have decided to call these "Spirit Boxes." Because that's what they are...I try to infuse them with the soon-to-be owner's energy while keeping true to my style as an artist. So far, I'm very happy and at peace working this way. It's allowed me to stretch my mind a little bit more.
"All things share the same breath - the beast, the
tree, the man... the air shares its spirit with all the life it
I also see how, no matter how grand my first idea is, I always tend to strip it back to the essence of a moment or sentence or word that stood out for me. And then it feels effortless and fun. Sort of like the way I'm living my life right now.
Unfortunately, I won't be able to create any of these while in Scotland...but I'm going to mull over some new ideas that I can possibly execute while away. Got to keep the creative juices flowing!
In Her New Home