|THINKING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX WHILE IN THE BOX. Funny that "thinking outside of the box" regarding my artmaking materials meant drawing images within two boxes of multiple-boxed Chinese characters. (Art by Hallelujah Truth)|
Today's Funday Monday prompt was to think outside the box when art making. Since much of my art making is driven by my morning meditation and repetitive drawings of Hallelujah Truth and companions from my psyche on blank white paper, I allowed this prompt give me permission to use a different paper source: recycled RUTH papers.
As I have been cleaning out my "room of shame"--the spare bedroom, which has acquired the stuff of life (ESL materials, art studio stuff, and previous lifetime belongings), I discovered my Chinese writing homework when I was studying that language in my twenties. Since I had taken great effort in carefully learning the Chinese characters, I hesitated to throw pages of my Chinese handwriting away. And then...
I asked myself, why not draw on top of these characters? I have realized as time goes on that the background of my drawings and paintings lack the texture that other artists implement in theirs. I haven't wanted to busy my backgrounds with random texture but have chosen instead to use "dots" to create flows of energy and expansion. But today I was summoned to write on top of my Chinese handwriting!
|LIMITLESS, MEANING, FACE TOWARD. Layers of my life in language and image. Hallelujah, Wandjina, Great Mystery and Two Cats meet meaningful Chinese characters. (Art by Hallelujah Truth)|
Let my ART layer itself upon the LANGUAGE of my YOUTH. Yes, here, we have layers of my RUTHTRUTH LIFE. I feel somewhat satisfied.
That's Coffee with Hallelujah! SOUL BLOG with me! How would you exhibit the layers of your life while thinking outside of the box?