Circles of our life
of the day
other's circles intersecting with ours
circles of our painting life.
Our painting life exposes the circles of our life and reveals the fact that nothing is "really" new,
Our daily searches to paint the new and unique often results in older, buried images simply
plowed up and brought to the surface again.
We are excited as we sit at our painting station to begin a new body of work.
"This is going to be my best work ever", "I'm going to win a prize this time",
"I have some really good ideas for this series", we muse.
So we begin, we sketch, we doodle, and paint a few small things that satisfy us.
Something interrupts us, and begin looking through our old stuff, discarded paintings, all buried in a pile in the corner.
What's this? A forgotten painting shows itself.
We look at it amazed. This is what I am doing today we realize!
Same subject, same basic idea. Only put away, and forgotten and just now resurfacing.
We realize that instead of creating a brand new idea we are simply reworking an old one!
It seems we develop a circle of painting ideas that revolve in our minds.
We revisit each periodically unknowingly in our consciousness.
These are our selves made visible in symbolic images.
Just which self will be revealed in our painting today?