I know exactly what Moore means. Or more precisely, I feel exactly what he means! Thinker, I have just found your blog and it is truly a gem! How inspirational and affirming! I'm so excited to have found you and I'll be a regular visitor. May I add you to my sidebar?
Hey Kate, I'm glad you like the blog! No problem, you can add me to your sidebar. Welcome!
This quote is giving me quite a lot of food for thought. I realized just the other day how true it is when someone asked me to create a totem at least quarter of the size of the one hanging in the gallery. It was so difficult for me to downsize and when i did it just didn't have the magic.
Yes, i also think he's right. For me it is sometimes a problem to find that right size.
very very true, and often the dividing line between success or not..
Yep, it's a heavy task just to place an idea into material, not to mention finding the proper size.
Interesting. This has really got me thinking. I have always worked small because I feel that the themes I am expressing...safety, containment, belonging, nurturing, comfort...need to be expressed in a small physical contained space. It just feels right. Or maybe safe? Sometimes I question whether I should break free of my controlled contained works and start working on a bigger scale but haven't followed through because it just doesn't feel like me. Am I remaining true to my vision (and my scale) or am I in a rut, afraid to tackle bigger work? But really, the size comes from the idea. So until I feel a need to express an idea or an emotion that requires a bigger physical space, I imagine I will continue to work small. Something to think about...
I find small pieces more intimate, more private than the big ones. The big ones speak loud, and the small ones are more like a whisper.
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