Motion. Artful motion. Art filled with motion. Motion manifested in art.
Along with millions of other viewers this week I’m watching athletes in motion at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Awesome displays of athletic movements, motions and soaring competitive spirits.
Along with the rest of us, Pres. Obama is amazed, and talking about it. As he praises the USA womens gold medal winning gymnasts, he says (at ~47 sec. into the clip) something like:
I can understand, even though I am a lot slower, how to run and how to swim. But I do not understand how, on this little balance beam, you are flipping around.
Here’s a peak at what I’ve been painting this week. Looks like that sort of motion must be on my mind and seeping into my art…
…ephemeral shapes and flow of spiraling motion…
When I first stepped back and took a look, an image I saw decades ago leapt from my memory onto my view of the painting.
Motion manifests in art. Motion illuminates time and flow of energy. And I’m running out of words to elaborate, so this is where I’ll stop trying to describe it and get back to
painting watching the Olympics.
I leave off with my own congratulatory offering of a spiral medley for the gold medal winning USA Fierce Five and all the Olympic competitors (and all you spectators too).
Artful ~logarithmic spirals small and large, near and far: