Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Stick with it

Working on this assemblage has turned into a long running joke between John and me. Every once in a while he’ll ask if I’m done yet, but I’ve been saying “no” since April of 2002. John then responds by picking up something totally random and inappropriate from my worktable—like a large papier-mâché pear—and then squeezes it into my assemblage to help me finish it off. In other words, lots of laughs, but very little progress.
Actually I’d pretty much given up hope this assemblage would ever come together—that is until Mary made a couple of comments on it recently that set me on the right track. (Thanks girlfriend!) So when John asked me this morning again if I was done yet, I was able to say, “Yes,” although I'm not sure if he believes me.

The moral to this story is that you can reach resolution with a problem piece—even if it takes you almost six years…i.e. Just stick with it! But now that I think about it, maybe there is no moral. It could just be more proof of how self-absorbed I really am.

4 comments:

tgarrett said...

Dear Susan-
You know better than that. Yes- Just stick with it- and...this kind of self-absorbed is part of being an artist! I might also add that in my opinion that you didn't ask for- This assemblage is very nice- beautifully balanced in composition and content!
More please! Terry

David said...

Way to go Mom, I'm glad to see you made so much progress.

I love the golden dragonfly!

Anonymous said...

No problem. It would have looked great without my comments anyway. Some pieces are meant to take time
(get it?? The clock? Time?? Ha Ha)

Mary

Ronna said...

I think it's pretty darn nice Susan. And working and re-working is the way of an artist, right?