This is the beginning of all the rest of my work. I have the feeling that one year of meditation opened something up in my brain. As if the joyful little child in me woke up.
For me it is a very intuitive way to make work. I just follow my impulses as if I am a kid. Spontaneous ideas I try, following my feeling, not my aesthetic eye or rational brain. I assume I am in search of a piece of ‘free will’ while ignoring the rules of our today’s society. Just focus on being happy and fulfilled. And off course sometimes, when it really feels shitty what I created, I just behave like a little kid and tear it apart and throw it away. Such relief when life can feel this easy.
Dots #12 - 30 x 42 cm - Ink on Paper
The funny thing is that putting your pen in the pot of ink and then making dots until the ink is finished kind of enfolds into a repeating pattern. Just like how our brain works. You learn something new, you do it often enough and in the end the new ‘pattern’ turns into an ‘automatic’ driven action. You don’t have to think about it, while doing so. For example doing the dishes, taking a shower, driving a car, water your plants, brush your teeth, etc. etc. While doing it, you can think about other stuff, for example your planning, or your upcoming appointment.
Dots #13 - 30 x 42 cm - Ink on Paper Dots #14 - 30 x 42 cm - Ink on Paper Dots #15 - 30 x 42 cm - Ink on Paper Dots #16 - 30 x 42 cm - Ink on Paper
30 x 42 cm (A3), Ink