Conceptual Art

Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 5:55 PM
Conceptual Art
In this season of believing; I chose to believe in myself. With so many hurdles in my path this past year I know I need to get beyond all of them and continue forward. I was having a hard time coming up with an idea for my final project. As the days for the presentation grew near I knew I could not put it off any longer. I came up with all sorts of ideas but none that really melded. None had real creativity or spirit. So I began with stapling a piece of canvas on the studio wall and applying a coat of gesso. Then I stared at it.....for days. Then I took a 1 inch flat brush and began applying white acrylic and medium to the surface. And then it came to me!!! The play of light from the window, the reflections from the facets of my rings danced on the surface and the colors from a glass magnifing glass cast an array of beautiful colors on it. I decided then that the art was what was happening on the canvas. The composition changed with the movement of sunlight! It was an ah, ha moment really. I did think that I might not be able to turn it in as my final piece but I gave it a shot. My instructor accepted it as a piece of conceptual art. She said I had done a good job of convincing her and the rest of the class that it was a piece of art, that this was not a cop out. My family laughed saying, "only you could get away with doing something like that!" But honestly, I actually felt this piece. I am proud of it. I BELIEVED IN MYSELF.


  1. Anonymous Says:

    Marta, I am inspired by each one of your posts. Thank you for sharing the gift of yourself with us.

  2. Quilt Knit Says:

    The most important THING? Is Marta believes in Marta!
    Grand win with the Class!
    You have been so strong to share with all of Us.
    We are with you in this Difficult time! Your future directions are Marta!

    I thankful to hear this trend.

    ((( Circle of Loving Art Hugs)))

    Sherrie Roberts

  3. Linda Says:

    Marta, what a wonderful description of your feeling about this piece! You certainly convinced me! LOVE IT.

  4. Alison Says:

    Well done - your whole term's work is fabulous.

  5. I love it - what a great idea.

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