Artist’s Journal: NUMBER 11
A work of art is
a world in itself
reflecting senses and
emotions of the artist’s world
Hans Hofmann 1880 – 1966
Genetic memory. The more I do my art, the more I believe my genetic memory is revealed. I don’t believe it’s para-psychological BS. The more experiences I have, the more I believe. The experiences have repeated themselves for most of my life.
The most evident one was this compulsion to untangle string, wire or rope. I never thought much of it. My work began to include stitching and evolved into calligraphy and an even stronger connection to illusionary horizons in my work.
At this point I still knew nothing about genetic memory. Then, after watching a Canadian documentary featuring my tenth great-grandfather which described his death by drowning in the St. Lawrence River after his foot became entangled in the anchor line of his boat, I began to wonder. It is perhaps the only plausible reason why my art looks as it does. A little research revealed that it may be genetic memory.
Who knows for sure. I just feel I have so much more to explore with my work. Sounds like an interesting marketing angle doesn’t it?Posted on: 07/09/2012, by : rrfortier