New art, at long last -
Transmutation. © 2010 Heather Keith Freeman
12″x14″, pen and ink on watercolor paper
This is what I referred to a few posts ago – the process piece that started as an intent piece gone wrong. It’s about chronic pain and movement and magick, channelling violent energy into pure swirls of motion. I’m still tweaking it, but you get the general idea.
Got a fresh taste of the bitter side of blogging yesterday. Had a piece up on my other blog about feminism as it applies to my philosophy, fraternal order and church, and got rather violently attacked in the comments. I thank my experience in social justice communities that I was able to deal with the problem rather than devolve into incoherent rage. Did I deal with it well? Shrug. Time will tell. In the meantime, I drew my line and I stand by it. A person has a right to speak as zie will, but any speech has consequences, which may include being cut off by people who won’t tolerate that sort of speech in their spaces.
Anyway. I now face a void in my art process. I’m working on a design project with Loolwa at Dancing With Pain, which is going well, but mostly past the actual creative stage at this point. I am bubbling over with concepts I want to explore in art, but a dearth of actual images. I would try to be patient, but I am already twitchy for lack of creation. It will come, it will come, it will come, I remind myself – but the waiting never gets easier.
I promise nothing – but is there anything you readers would like to see me tackle in art?
Date: March 25, 2010