Sunday, February 03, 2008
"la danse" on the brain
a year and a half ago i was asked to do a mural-sized (about 7' x 10') interpretation of henri matisse's "la dance" for my school. for various reasons it has not been possible until now- my canvases arrived in the mail today. i will say that i am excited and terrified. matisse's three versions are above in chronological order. i've been practicing for a while, but still not settled on the color palate. not sure how to honor someone's work and make it my own. i've enjoyed falling in love with this piece as its brilliance was not easy for me to access right away. here's a little article that unpacks that a bit. so, this is to say... i feel a bit out of my league having never done anything this big, prominent and permanent... with that i'm grateful for and humbled by the opportunity. so if you can pray for an artist to access something "brilliant" in the creative process and delivery... please do, i'll keep you posted.