Sunday, December 05, 2010

Finding Things


I am now officially a resident of Newcomb in Geelong. not that all my things have been moved- far from it.Last week raced by and I am not sure what happened to it. I will have to organise a removal van as a single woman with kids can't move all the heavy furniture including a piano.

So I have been packing as many boxes as i can in the car and unpacking them. I found that though I thought I had labelled boxes, I obviously didn't so some surprises have come out of storage.It is kind of fun being reunited with things I have not seen for a year.The photos are of some of the things- top is some journal pages including a drawing done with my left hand ( I am right handed). The bottom photo is of cd's I wrapped in torn fabric- I can't remember what I was thinking but they are very colourful!

I also found this quote from the book  Matisse the Master by Hilary Spurling wise words that Henri Cross wrote to Matisse who was his friend: Cross asked "What does Nature offer us?" "Disorder,chaos,gaping holes.Yet we go into ecstasies before this chaos, and cry 'How Beautiful!'. A work of art can be plucked from this.It is here that you must 'organise your sensations'. Offset this disorder and profusion.From the very fact that we experience sensual emotion, we may conclude that there is something here for us. How to proceed from a practical point of view in order to express this emotion? Select fragments, always bearing in mind the end result. At this moment, we make a work of art.We transform, we transpose, we assert power."
I wrote it down in a journal... I need to remember this as i work... when I start to work... it's been a month of nothing much.

6 comments:

June said...

Lovely quote. And great that you found it again.

Monique 78 said...

Yes, I think we all should have this quote in mind.
I've got a mess in 2 rooms and though I'm not moving, I sometimes discover things I've completely forgotten. As I'm decided to tidy up, I'll surely find either interesting things or others ready for the bin !
Hope you'll quickly be in your house, with your furniture and ready to create.

Wax Beach Artist said...

Beautiful quote and great drawing too! As a single Mom of 3 kids now grown your story reminds me of those time we moved. I found the best and cheapest option was to offer a home cooked meal, usually fried chicken, to the big strong men willing to help. Worked like a charm!

fabriquefantastique said...

so glad I found you settled...sort of

Rachel said...

It's good to know you have found somewhere to settle even if you aren't quite settled there yet! I hope that unpacking the boxes gives you more wonderful discoveries and forgotten insights...

Fiona Wright said...

fabulous quote...it will set up up to start rather well....think i will pin it up in my studio as well- it is just being commissioned now too :)