Thursday, October 04, 2007

The Dance - Completed work






Top of the day to ya!

Here is my new work all done and ready to hang.
Click to enlarge
'The Dance'

36" x 24"

oils

here are the quotes that I worked with while creating my own world:


Beyond the ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.


***

There is a vitality,


a life force,

an energy,

a quickening

that is translated through you into action

and because there is only one you in all of time,

this expression is unique.



And if you block it,

it will never exist through
any other medium and it will be lost.

The world will not have it.

It is not your business to determine how good it is

nor how valuable,

nor how it compares with other expressions.

It is your business to

keep it yours clearly and directly

to keep the channel open.

You do not have to believe in yourself

or your work.



You have to keep open and aware directly to

the urges that motivate you.


Keep the channel open.

No artist is pleased.


There is no satisfaction whatever,


at any time.

There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction,

a blessed unrest

that keeps us marching

and makes us more alive

then the

others.

Martha Graham
to Agnes de Mille
in "Dance to the Piper"
***
I love that!
So, I hope you enjoy...

Have a great day.

See you in the clearing.

Heather

8 comments:

Cynthia said...

I thought something looked familiar about this painting, and then I read your post below. I like your new painting- which has a very joyful feel to it.

BTW, thanks for your comments on my blog!

dinahmow said...

hmm...I think "fluid" is how I see the dancers.
And I, too, love that Graham quote!

HMBT said...

Thanks to both of you! I appreciate you so much for taking the time.
I love the Graham quote too...it's one of my favorites of all time.
Have a great weekend both of youz!

trish said...

I really love your new painting....a lot of spirit to it.

dinahmow said...

me again...I finished the doll.

bernardo said...

I did a remake of matisse dancers..
good luck

berny

Pavel said...

OH, I loved this paining!

I wish I could afford your work. Sigh...

HMBT said...

Bernardo! Welcome to BAD! Kitty Blog...I do hope you'll come back round soon. Thanks for your kind words!
Pavel....sweetheart...I offer art-lay-a-way! See details at my web site...everyone can afford a BAD! Kitty! *wicked grins*