This wonderful object created by meric kara, brings such a lovely juxtaposition to life.
The clean hard lines and the wonderful wildness of the grass, yummy! SO much of our lives we work to have either structured focus or we are off and meandering...
I have been endeavoring to bring a greater flow between these two ideas. Having time in my day that is structured and focused and other times that I get to just meander and discover. It has brought a whole new life to my art, writing, business and life...
As a business coach I spend a huge amount of time with highly creative clients. We work to harness the creative energy when it needs to be and unleash it when it is called for. I have managed creative teams my whole career and it is this fine balance that I know brings the greatest fulfillment and success to individual, the team and the work.
Yesterday I was in the studio working on a new piece, and found myself just looking at and touching objects that have collected. I became conscious that I was just being with the objects and allowing them to talk to me, to tell me their story. I do found object sculptures based on global prayer bead structures. Visual prayers.
As I allowed myself to meander with these objects, I became inspired to create a whole new piece, that came together in a flash as I focused on the message of the object. Yowzer! What an amazing dichotomy I had gotten to experience. Just letting myself meander for a moment allowed me to focus and produce a piece I am quite pleased with.
So go out there and live in the dichotomy of meandering and focus and see what happens!!