A book appeared in my living room
|In To Time, 24x24 c Mhornbuckle 2017|
The subtitle, Five Tools to Help You Find Courage, Creativity, and Willpower, and Inspire You to Live Life in Forward Motion, compelled me to start reading. A few days later, at a 1st birthday for a friend’s wife (born in Thailand, she had no idea of her age, date of birth, no birth certificate, thus her “first birthday”), I saw a small work on paper (see 2011 works on paper on my website) I had given them as a wedding present the year before, admired its quiet beauty, and thought to myself, there’s a direction I’ve not explored. Forward motion from my stuck place became possible.
|Annica (Impermanence). 24x24 c MHornbuckle2017|
Knowing already to just start somewhere, anywhere, and allow the concepts to formulate themselves in process, I sanded off a painting from 2011 and began. Three or four paintings later, so grateful to be unstuck, the process invited the series name “Offerings to the Gods”. The painting titles in sequence pretty much describe a path from last year’s work to now, as I painted almost daily for the next three months. I am indebted to the little 2013 NYTimes bestseller that presented itself to me just when I needed it, the kind of cosmic intervention that has informed some of the best things about this life I’ve led as an artist.
|Nebulae 24x24 c Hornbuckle 2017|