Friday, February 19, 2010

personal symbols

Title: Personal Symbols
Mixed Media Collage

This is my favorite way to work... a blank canvas, a variety of painting tools, absolute quiet, and no preconceived idea of what may or may not turn out. After about three days of free play, the symbols began to appear, each one silently whispering to me, I continue to glue and paint, add and subtract until the shapes and symbols take a life of there own. Sometimes an emotional healing will take place, or a message is conveyed to me or the viewer. At this time I know that it's time to move create something new.

Personal Symbols...detail of work in progress


  1. Wow, that is amazing. I have never been good at much other than making tutus LOL though I do love attempting art. What medium would you recommend for a beginning artist??

    You stopped by my OWOH giveaway and I just wanted to say thanks. Sorry it took so long for me to get back with you - I had over 200 entries! Whew! Glad it's over with. :) I am now following your blog, and if mine interests you I'd love it if you'd follow me as well! I just wrote an introduction post today, for new friends and old. Hope to see you there!


  2. Loved that said you were using glue--do you glue pictures on your canvas as well as paint on it? Are they things you paint? was just curious. Keep up the great work!

  3. Thank you Audrey for the lovely comment. Sorry I could not find an email address to answer your questions nor was I able to post a comment on your blog.

  4. These are absolutely wonderful works, Cory. I love your composition and color choice. Super lovely! Warmest regards, Susan

  5. I am glad you left a comment on my blog. A very beautiful work. I can really feel a lot of introspection and passion in this work. Sorry for your loss. Hope you will be okay.