If there is a way to cover it with art, I will. This is my kitchen wall. I started painting this mural back in Newburyport while caring for my ill Mother. I used 3 Bainbridge board panels so they would be movable. Like I tell the kids if you have an Imagination you are never stuck. Create your own portal and escape into another world. Now it’s up on my wall again, maybe I’ll finish it one day. Or as Leonardo da Vinci said Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Non-artists, who like all their i’s dotted and facial features neatly defined just can’t comprehend that completion is not an integral part of the creative process. I have stacks of seemingly unfinished artworks and projects. But to me, they’re done when I’m done with them, not when you think they’re done. That sounds selfish, I know, but I am selfish. It’s my vision, and I don’t have to share it if I don’t want to. And if I do share, I am in no way obligated to organize my inspiration into a neatly-ordered showcase. Tough Love.
I have been reading a lot about Leonardo Da Vinci lately. He like me, was the consummate over-achiever, a conundrum to his friends and family plus a bit of an odd-duck. He also believed that Everything is part of Everything. There is nothing beyond Everything. Even Nothing is part of Everything. (Mind blown!)
I am one with all and at the same time unique (as we all are) and free-willed. I can do whatever I want with my corporeal journey just as each of us can. There is no right or wrong way to exist. There can be unpleasant journeys, our human bodies can be unpredictable and we are all ultimately perishable. Corporeal Mary will die, but I won’t. And you won’t and Leonardo hasn’t either. We can’t.
Our sub-atomic essence cannot be destroyed. It eternally recycles. We combine and separate and recombine for all of eternity. This strong belief makes me feel invincible and insignificant simultaneously. Yin and Yang, opposites can only exist together, that’s what makes them opposites. Imagine one opposite. That’s the traditional puzzling Zen kaon ‘What is the sound of one hand clapping?’ Okay, Mary Lighten Up! Whew…Got pretty heavy there for a moment. – Back to That’s Random