Friday, June 13, 2014
Trawling for Images
And the next image that was irresistibly compelling was a small thumbnail of the moon, from a fresco in a church, this particular moon being up in a far corner and seeming to encompass several phases in one image. The third grabber was a canopic jar that I drew from one in the Etruscan museum in Chiusi. (Next I looked up at Jesse, who was napping while the rain poured down outside. He looked like a collection of cat parts from where I was sitting.) And below Jesse a drawing of a flat-bottomed boat from a small lake near the house we were renting and which I tried unsuccessfully to rent several times that summer. Always the man told me fiercely "Troppo ventoso oggi!"-- too windy today [for the likes of you to rent my boat].
Next I drew all of the pacquets that I've made in the last few years. For some reason they want to come back into play. I also took some little stuffed girl dolls and turned them into pacquets, which are reminding me of the bride, as well as the moon, and I'm not sure why. Clearly this is a loose uncontrollable part of the project. Fun to watch what turns up. Meanwhile Jesse slept on, and the rain continued to pour down on the very dry garden.