Friday, October 30, 2009
OK...so I like a challenge! Tomorrow is the deadline and so far there are over 600 pieces of some really incredible art in this competition!! So here is what I put in the hat...two plein air pieces done at The Elegant Farmer on a cold, damp moody October morning and one studio piece that I have been thinking about painting forever! It is the view across the street from my house. One morning I awoke and ran for my camera to capture the sun as it lit up the first morning frost of the season sparkling on the grass as the mist began to rise. I was unsure if I could do the experience justice...I hope I have! Who could look at that without knowing there is a God!??
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Research shows that we read and judge one another's facial expressions with breathtaking speed. In a split second we decide if the other is safe or not. Think about it...what makes you decide to get to know someone? Daniel Goleman in his book "Social Intelligence:The New Science of Human Relationship" tells us "We are wired to connect. Neuroscience has discovered that our brains very design makes it sociable, inexorably drawn into an intimate brain-to-brain linkup whenever we engage another person.That neural bridge lets us effect the brain-and so the body- of everyone we interact with, just as they do us." Also " That link is a double edged sword: nourishing relationships have a beneficial impact on our health, while toxic ones can act like slow poison in our bodies."
I am fascinated by the face and it's myriad expressions that change in the blink of an eye. Glad, sad, mad, afraid, hurt and ashamed and everything in between. Have you every wanted to change someone else's expression? I have...and so in all fun I have begun a new series of interactive art. Naked Faces gives you the opportunity to do just that! What's your "first impression"?
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I have always been amazed with faces. And how one little tightening of a muscle can convey with an incredable speed...love, hate, sorrow, anger, joy, embarrasment and so on. I read, with apt attention, the book "Social Intelligence" where the actual science of two people interacting is discussed. It gave me a renewed interest in how quickly we read anothers intentions. We get that message way before the other person speaks. And so I have started a new project. I am sharing a little peek right now. I am thinking of calling this series "The Naked Face" Tell me what you think!