Monday, March 21, 2011

What mythology are you creating?

I came across this great quote, “Artists don’t make objects. Artists make mythologies” by Anish Kapoor.
Sometimes I feel like there are metaphors in my my work that I don't understand. There's a Star Trek episode where the aliens speak in metaphors that the Enterprise crew lacks a frame of reference for. It resonated for me.  I can recognize things as significant but do not always understand the significance. 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Because everybody likes free stuff...

and everybody needs to be liked.
I'm giving away a print of your choice when I reach 100 likes at RoByn Thompson Art on Facebook.
Here are two of the many manifestations of my labyrinth obsession. These are in watercolor and graphite. As always, click to enlarge.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Current Obsession- Labyrinths.

I walked a labyrinth at church a couple of weeks ago. It has reignited a passion of mine for mazes and labyrinths.  Expect to see a lot of labyrinth motifs in forthcoming work. I had a dream last night about the labyrinth at Knossos. In my dream it was real. I had gone to Knossos decades ago in real life. There is only a very confusing place floorplan with lots of little rooms and alleys there.
When my son was small, we used to play Theseus and the minotaur on the convoluted handicap ramps. Just one of the reasons that he has grown into such an interesting young man. :)
On the labyrinth at church, up to 3 people walked at a time. My husband started shortly after me. We kept passing each other on adjacent paths. I believe that love transcends death. My husband and have have been together in previous lifetimes and will again in future ones. As we passed one another, I was reminded of this. It felt true to my core and I cried.
I've recently begun to follow the blog of a woman who has built a labyrinth in her back yard. I must write to her and find out how her obsession started.
If you'd like to walk a labyrinth and need help finding one, go here.