Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tuesday. AGain!

So, it's Tuesday and I swung by the office to check in...although no one is really around, since the office is cold. Sorted some mail, made some calls, looking out at a windy but bright New England December day. Tomorrow we are supposed to get more snow...so I need to get that durn Wovel put together. I just don't have the right tools...I need a ratchet, which in my meager and sundry collection of tools, I do not happen to have.

I was hoping to make a couple of pastoral calls, but that looks like they will happen on Friday. That's o.k.

On NPR this morning, I was listening to an interview with Juno Diaz and he said this:
The work of the artist is to strive to undermine her/his previous work.

I find that so interesting, but I get it. You want to push, pull, stretch, engage even deeper with each artistic endeavor. I find this so true in clay...whether I am making the same thing over and over, I still want to tweak it, get into more, try something a little different.....

Just a random thought for the day.

3 comments:

mompriest said...

"to UNDERMINE"....is a curious way to articulate the process....undermine, hum....it's as if you have to be a cross-purposes with yourself and your art....doing one thing while also endeavoring to do another?

Processing Counselor said...

Tuesday was a busy day at my office but we were allowed to go a magnanimous 1.5 hrs early. I'm so glad to have today off. I once was an art major many years ago...

Purple said...

"Most" of the time I like the stretching and pulling...but there are those places where I resist and resist and resist.