|Jimmy Talarico | Artist
From the notebook…
It was so refreshing for me to read this quote from Picasso. Before then I would criticize myself thinking I was somehow "cheating" on my original idea by changing it during the process. What I've discovered is that any idea that gets you started and working is the right idea. But the final piece must be allowed to live and breath on its own throughout the process. It's similar to raising children. We have principles and truths that we want our children to retain, but how that takes form in their lives is somewhat out of our control.
I'm learning to enjoy the surprise turns in creating art. There is a freedom in allowing yourself to change directions, make mistakes, and keep moving. This piece, Dear Mike, has been no exception. I try to create artistic spaces for people as an architectural designer, but this was my first attempt at doing it with my art. My next post for this piece will explain the process and symbolism that led it to be what it has become.
Until next time...
Jimmy & Melinda Talarico
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