September 27, 2009


 I want this to be a journey of self discovery as an aritst.

For I heard the following from the philosophers, The wisest of the philosophers asked: "We admit that our predecessors were wiser than we. At the same time we criticize their comments, often rejecting them and claiming that the truth rests with us. How is this possible?" The wise philosopher responded: "Who sees further a dwarf or a giant? Surely a giant for his eyes are situated at a higher level than those of the dwarf. But if the dwarf is placed on the shoulders of the giant who sees further? ... So too we are dwarfs astride the shoulders of giants. We master their wisdom and move beyond it. Through their wisdom we grow wise and are able to say all that we say, but not because we are greater than they"

So one of the giants that I wish to recognize is Susan Sorrell.  In her beginning embroidery class she mentions using Joan Miro as a "jumping off point for our design."  I had never heard of Miro Joan.  I decided to study his work like a student.  I bought some hemp paper to make a book and decided that I would fill it with images that I liked in his paintings.  These are not meant to exactly portray his paintings, but to be a study of his art work.

Here is the first page.

About Susan Sorrell
Her shop
Susan Sorrell flickr page


Marie said...

Great inspiration! Susan's work is fabulous too.
I love the idea of really studying artist to learn from them. Thank you for the inspiratin!

Marie said...

whoops!, that was "inspiration"