Most of this past week, I have been fascinated with hands. My younger brother is an accomplished pianist, and I’ve been watching him intently as he played, during his visit. We talked quite a bit about music and the connection between hands and the brain with music as the intermediary. As a direct result of his actions on an instrument with an array of potential vibrations, his hands choose which ones will come to life, their duration and simultaneity.
I began my free form with hands in mind. However, I did not restrict myself to painting within the lines. If one of my pencil lines did not make sense, I painted through it for a more consonant design.