Artist’s Journey Through The Fog
Fog comes in many forms.
Fog has the ability to consume our brains along with the environment. Finally, after living in this fog for nearly two decades, I find comfort while in the midst of it. An artist’s journey through the fog is often complex and unclear.
Sometimes fog shows up in our lives because it’s time to slow down.
Fog is beautiful. Although, it may not seem like it when you’re in the thick of it.
Artist's Journey Through 'Living In The Fog'
Why do we try so desperately to see beyond the fog?
Everything we need to see is right in front of us, gloriously visible. The details which require our attention are revealed because the distractions fade into the fog. Once we learn to embrace the fog, we find comfort in knowing that we’re exactly where we’re supposed to be.
Fog hinders our ability to look back through the past and ahead to the future. It forces us to face the present moment head on.
I believe that we create our own stories. Life doesn’t always go as planned, and it’s in this lack of certainty that we find our path through the fog. When we’re forced out of our comfort zone and trust in the unknown, our true potential and creativity are unleashed.
By embracing the fog myself, I hope to inspire others to do the same.
Fog brings clarity and a new vision to my artwork. Living In The Fog is a series of film photography which scanned negatives are printed as archival pigment prints.
My creative work happens in the fog.
With limited visibility, it’s the remaining details that bring this art to life.
This is where I currently reside in my artist’s journey.
What's making you slow down these days?
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- Steven Pressfield wrote The Artist's Journey, one of several books I recommend by this author
- Nancy Hillis also writes on this subject. Have you read it? If so, I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Such beautiful photos!
Thank you, Jodi. You may even recognize the location of some of these photographs.
The whole series and your few words put together read me a story. It took me into my interior journey. I can sense and feel the fog of my own creativity. The slow opening and clearing. Being in the present and the presence as the details slowly unfold. The reflection rising up to the focus on the tree branches. Mmmmm. So nice.
Thank you for the guided tour. I really enjoy the totality of your work.
I’m so glad you’re enjoying my work. My art continues to unfold in directions I least expected and it feels glorious. I can’t wait to see what you’re working on next.