What is Quartz Inversion?
No, it’s not a quart of milk standing on its head. It’s the point at which silica crystals in clay change their molecular structure during the rise and fall of temperatures in the kiln. Heat serves as a catalyst for permanent change. Very cool idea. I think of it as a metaphor for most things in life. The transformational power of art can change us at the very core. Our actions change the earth every day, for better or worse. The choices we make, the thoughts we have, and the words we say change us in every way at every moment--from the inside out. I like to think that I go through a quartz inversion on a regular basis....and once quartz inversion occurs, there is no going back.
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Work in Progress....

All life is a work in progress, a constant re-working of every situation, every challenge, every task. The trick is to know when to stop. Everyone knows this simple rule - don't over do it, don't overwork it, don't try too hard.
The same is true, (IN SPADES!) with art. Knowing when to stop is the moment we must be most aware of. It's that moment where a successful piece of works starts, and a hot mess begins -- and vice versa. I've always credited myself with being a good editor and having good selectivity. To me that is more important than being the most adept at technique, or being the most talented colorist, etc. What to keep in, what to throw out, where to place objects within the frame...or as they say in filmmaking the 'mise en scene'.

1 comment:

Sue Foss said...

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