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I don’t like this.But I have learned not to trust my own taste.
hands, love, ina mar, winter, leaf, leaves
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Ha! I know exactly what you mean about not being able to trust your own taste! I’m exactly the same; never happy with anything that I create. Thank goodness then that other people can see your artworks through an entirely different pair of eyes.
I like it, because it’s so strange/so different; so ‘unique’; and, I find those hands to be very deeply touching, indeed; nothing can be stronger than is the power of the human touch; lovers holding hands; or, the mother comforting the crying/or, sick child by holding/or, stroking them. For me the figure in the middle, looks like a baby with bended knees lying in the crunched up ‘safe’ foetal position.
I like the changing colours…these colours seem to blend together extremely well/I also appreciate seeing the varying line weights/the overlapping textures/the unpredictable collage of both real, and, drawn forms.
I think, other people’s artworks are always very deeply fascinating especially when seen from the outsider’s point of view; because we all are different; therefore, we think different/feel different/and, chose to express ourselves differently; so whenever I see another persons artwork, I immediately think to myself, wow, I would ‘never’ of thought of doing it quite like that. Just BRILLIANT! ;-)
Usually when we create something that we are not happy with, that we cannot identify ourselves with, we are ashamed to show it because we don’t want to disgrace ourselves. I am glad that I overcome the fear to disgrace myself with this horrible painting because otherwise I would have missed your unique, interesting and loving comment, dear Paul… Thank you!
– Ina Mar
a geat feeling!!! lovely work!!
Wow Ina… this feels different to your other work. At first when I saw it it felt a rush of anger coming from it and I found it hard to look at. Im not saying that in the context that I think it is ‘bad’ but more that it is very expressive and overwhelming. Im just wondering when you say you dont like it, is it from an emotive or technical/visual perspective … hmm perhaps its both? Hope you are well.
They look like a nut or a seed on the forest floor just waiting for the right conditions, warmth, sunlight, a little moisture, and the affair will begin grow…………into what? who knows….who ever knows?
I’m reading a great book now called Art (Objects) by Jeanette Winterson – and in it she is asking what we all ask, Why do I like, or not like this art work? The reasons are, as you replied to Paul, that we most often answer that question by how the work relates to us personally. and certainly that can be a valid answer in that our own aesthetic we cherish to keep us on some semblence of a path. But to look without the self is also very important and very often much more effective in appreciating art. I try not to think in terms of the polarity of good an bad, but rather feel. there is very definately hand touching hand, which in one form or another is a way of connection. There are other hands also which may invovle other symbolisms. In the center is the roundness of the human form, in what I’m feeling is an embrace of another, self, or perhaps Other self. The treeless leaves which invoke the onset of winter – the hardest time for all animals. And the title, Affair in Hibernation. Without assuming any connotations to the word, Affair again speaks of connections, but perhaps resting, gathering energy? I’m so glad you have put this out here. That you have allowed us to view and take in what we can and want. The rue art lover realizes that not every work is a masterpiece, but knows it, in some way, as important in the artists becoming.
Thanks, I enjoyed looking and feeling this.