Rarely Seen Unless Sought

Observe a fine artist as she composes a work of art and you will witness an intimate rhythm rarely seen unless sought. The fine artist has trained himself over time to allow for the cycle of inspiration and pause; she is comfortable with its tendency to progress and return. This preliminary work is rich with discovery as the artist waits on a resonance between the original pulse of inspiration and the emerging work of art. During this essential phase of creation, the strength of the composition may diminish and when this happens, when the fine artist loses sight of the reason why he began the work in the first place, he returns to the cycles of progress and return, and waits.

-Mel Ahlborn

On View: Communion, Oil on linen, by Brie Dodson

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