In order to be truly happy, I need to express myself artistically. This is what I've found over the years. Art is theraputic, it is passion. But...
Music is another passion of mine, one that walks hand-in-hand with my art and one that has nearly dissappeared completely from my life. Music is what feeds my soul and I have been literally starving for the past few years.
I was a professional bassoonist for many years. Music and my bassoon is/was my first love. I started on a B flat clarinet and eventually had played all of the woodwinds thruout school, but the bassoon was my absolute favorite! It has been years since I've played now, but the music lives on inside of me.
When I am creating my art, I always had music playing in my studio, a mixture of symphonies and rock. It all varied, depending what I was working on, my mood, or a specific effect I was trying to achieve...until about five years ago.
My studio is in my basement...directly beneath our bedroom. He is dissabled and sleeps quite a bit during the day and also night. Yup, my music not only keeps him awake, it irritates him. :( Today, I think I've come to realize that I have been strangling myself, in a sense. I have been going thru so many creative blocks in the past few years and this latest one is the worst. So, now....*sigh*...what to do?
Headphones might work sometimes, but only when I am not wearing my respirator/mask (which I wear quite often). The problem with the headphones is while wearing them, I will not hear the phone, the door, or my daughter. They will also keep me tied to one small area. Bleh!
The gourd that I show in this post is entitled "Symphony".
The ribbon that travels thruout the piece is representative of the flow of the music. The symbols represent the intensity, and the cross-hatching that is evident around the entire piece represents the beat. As with a symphony, there are four movements to this particular piece.
I think that when I created this piece, it was my soul letting me know how much I miss and need music in my life. What do you think?
Have a creative day!