Nothing is Random
This is the name I am giving to a new series I am currently working on. I believe that nothing is random, even when things seem to come out of left field ~ nothing is random. This is my belief, I am not stating as a universal belief. We each have our own.
Nothing is random is something I find especially true for me when making art. There are so many decisions we make that we don’t even realize how quick our brains function, how many thousands of little decisions seemingly go unnoticed. Our subconscious mind is never asleep.
I've actually tried very hard to be random in my work, but it just doesn't happen. Being quick and non censoring with my art production still involves some thought, some form of decision making. Even if I was blindfolded while making art, I would use my other senses to help guide me in my decisions making even if I were trying to be "random".
So, what's the point anyway? For me, it is a way to see if there is a voice that will emerge if it isn't shut out by too much planning, or by too strong an attempt to have control over my materials. Its a way for me to become more aware of the actual process of art making.
Its a way for me to link art and life together.
I'm not looking for dominion over my art. In fact, I am looking for a partnership with it.