Instant Coffee, Left Hand Painting

Art, Painting With My Left Hand

It was a day or two after my dad died, I was staying in his home with my brother and sister-in-law. We were looking around for tea or coffee and true to my dad’s form there were the coffee crystals. The same coffee crystals he had been drinking since I could remember. My maternal grandfather drank the instant coffee too. As soon as I took a sip of the stuff, I was flooded with memories and a strange sort of comfort as the grieving process began.

Left Hand Pink Buddha Juggles Poo

Art, Painting With My Left Hand

I didn’t paint the background for this one. I cannibalized an old mono print.

Still having a great time with this left hand painting stuff. Is it art? I don’t know. I don’t  know that anything I create is actually art. Perhaps that is not for me to determine.

I’m much more interested in where this journey is taking me, and what, if anything I’ll have to say as a right hand answer to all this painting.

Text on painting:
I’m Pink Buddha from cosmic goo, I spend my days juggling human poo.

Not exactly eloquent, but that’s the Zen of PB.

More Left Hand Painting

Art, Painting With My Left Hand

Still having a great time with the left hand painting. Learning a lot about my creative self, my own expectations of perfectionism, and then the process of allowing the art (or is it?) to flow without right handed rescuing. Makes me wonder what sort of person I would have become had I had the parents I’m allowing my self to be with my left handed child.

More to come.

Belly Rub, 2018, Acrylic on paper 18 x 24 inches

 

Painting With My Left Hand

Art, Painting With My Left Hand

I’m taking a break from my usual creative meanderings. Got inspired by a conversation with a mentor of mine. The original idea was to have a written conversation between my self as a child and my self as the parent I wish to have had.

The child would write to the parent using the less dominant hand and the parent would obviously respond writing with the dominant hand.

And in true Terri fashion, I grabbed the idea and made it visual. Maybe this changes the original intent of the exercise, I don’t know. What I do know is that I’m having a great time getting out of my way, not requiring artistic excellence, and processing the world both inside and outside of me.

The fun part is when my right hand wants to come in and make a correction. I have to tell it to trust that the child is doing it right, saying it right. By right, I mean authentically.

Below is what I have done to date. I’m sure there will be more since I am enjoying the process and work immensely. Not to mention that I really like being in the back yard under the tent. It’s as if I have an actual studio space.

The paintings featured here are all acrylic on paper, 18 x 24″

 

Community Standards, 2018 Acrylic on Paper. SOLD – Private Collection

Dope A Meme, 2018 Acrylic on paper

A Flowers By Any Other Name, 2018 Acrylic on paper

You Never Really Get Over It, 2018 Acrylic on paper

I Missed You My Whole Life, 2018 Acrylic on paper

My Friend Terri, 2018 Acrylic on paper

Vespers, 2018 Acrylic on paper

Warm Leveret, 2018 Acrylic on paper

 

Two Happenings

Art, Events, fine art, Shows, Women in the arts


This Saturday, August 11, from 5 until 8 pm is the opening reception for TAG Gallery’s California Open Exhibition.

I have two works, As Above and So Below on view.

Preview the exhibition here:
https://www.taggallery.net/ca-open-2018-installation-images


AND…
August 19, I am hosting an open studio event under the auspices of Maiden LA.
Details here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/410514959471593/

Stop by either and say hi. I’ll be glad you did.

Setting up at the Venice Art Walk

Art, art collecting, Events, fine art, Shows

Didn’t have time to take more photos, it was a busy and bouyant evening. Big thanks to stARTup art fair, The Kinney, and Venice Art Crawl for making this evening possible.

Emily Maddigan’s boots reflect her work, so does that ca-razy jacket!

Architectural works of Rich Lanet (in back). And Lily Phan setting up next to him.

The process intensive works of David Koeth.

(L) Myopia, (r) Releasing, by moi.

Courtyard view with Ray and Josephine from stARTup.

Emily Maddigan’s shamanic sculptures.