Several nights ago, I had a dream that I was standing on a high, rocky ledge with no obvious way down. A friend on the ground below shouted, “It’s easy! ” but from where I stood, it definitely wasn’t. When I appeared beside her & looked up, I saw notches, the perfect size for my feet & hands to fit, in the rock that would have easily brought me to safety. The new perspective helped me see what I couldn’t see before. Since then, I’ve had a couple of other dreams with the same message… answers will come when I look at things from a new point of view.
Great advice for artists & for life in general. Taking old materials & using them in new ways; seeing a familiar subject from a new point of view; or getting to know something new just by playing with it are ways to stretch ourselves as artists (and people). This page from my art journal is titled “A New Perspective”. I didn’t want to paint a literal interpretation of my dream so I decided to create this upside-down figure in mixed media to get my point across. It’s a visual reminder to look at life differently when my current viewpoint has a “blindspot”.