Saturday, April 4, 2015

Drawing Challenge: The Key



The Key
collage,   5.75 x 4.25 inches



The key to my inspiration for making art, for me, has always been the interconnection of everything in the universe, particularly humans and the rest of the natural world.  It seems that far too many people see us as separate from nature, when we are all parts of the same interwoven universe; science tells us that we are made of the same elements and originate from the same place.  As Joni Mitchell said, "We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year-old carbon, and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden."


Check out Veronica's beautiful blog to see other artists' interpretations of "The Key".


























17 comments:

  1. Yes you're so right; everything is connected. Love the Joni Mitchel quote. And the bird has the key:)

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  2. Connected and responsive to that connection whether one likes to admit it or not.
    I love the blue lines on the figure. It reminds me of the electricity one feels after a soft kiss on the neck. xo Carole

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    1. Thank you Carole; I completely agree about the connection, and I like your interpretation of the blue lines on the figure. xo

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  3. "... back to the garden.". that sounds quite magically inviting. even without a religious connotation that is just really promising. gardens in bloom!! n♥

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    1. Getting 'back to the garden' (our connection with the Earth) is that essential key that opens my artistic soul and inspiration! Thanks for visiting!

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  4. oh def.....everything is connected. Another wonderful collage....lovely composition.
    Happy Easter!

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    1. Thanks for the sweet words, Cynnie! I hope you had a very happy Easter!

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  5. Love that. It's so true, and sadly so many people don't see the connection.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. What a different world it would be if everyone could see that connection, wouldn't it?

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  6. so enjoyed your thoughts and Joni's quote.
    i so agree. your art expresses this beautifully.

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    1. Thanks, Tammie. Your sweet words are much appreciated!

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  7. Lovely piece of art! Love the Joni Mitchell quote, very nice!

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    1. Thank you, Kelly, I'm so glad you like it!

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  8. un travail 'nature' qui m'enchante toujours... je suis encore en vacances...biz

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    1. Thanks for the very kind words, Elfi! xo

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  9. here as much as the work i like your words, so true, x

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