What I’ve noticed about myself in this new century of being “internetted”, I’ve forgotten how to unplug and be alone in my thoughts. I’ve become overwhelmed with all the social media. I’m not even sure anymore how many versions of myself are out there. In my effort to get connected, “linked-in,” “friended,” and “followed,” I’ve haven’t left enough space for just being.
Googling feeds into my obsessive information gathering self. In college, pre-internet, writing a research paper was always more challenging, because I just couldn’t stop researching. Now, all that information is there at my finger tips.
Except when I’m in the studio sculpting. Maybe that’s why I feel so off kilter when I haven’t had my hands in clay for a couple of days. How metaphorically wonderful, it is to be grounded to such an earthy material.
So you’ll see as evidenced below, my progress on this sculpture has evolved more quickly that my writing. My plan is to stay the course.