Saturday, November 29, 2008
To thine own self...
This one.....("To thine Own Self Be True") is a quote from Hamlet/Shakespeare. After doing some research, I discovered that my understanding for this phrase is not exactly what was meant in the famous prose. See more about that here.
My interpretation of this phrase is that I need to remain true to myself. It reminds me not to get distracted so easily in my art interests or anything else for that matter. It reminds me that I love bright colors and messing with glue and as many mediums as possible to create a wonderful and funky piece of art. Being true to myself reminds me that just because I can make something that someone else has created does not mean I will enjoy making it. Do you get what I'm trying to say?
So, since that has been running around in my mind with all the other crazy things that run around in there......I was inspired to create this mixed media piece. This is more of what I love and the message is clear.....TRUTH. Oh, and I have to mention that this is an encaustic piece. I used beeswax on the collage pieces and the last layer of the entire piece.