3.25.2019

Crossing Bridges

Crossing Bridges     8 x 10 inches     pastel on paper


crossing the bridge
back to academia


after a short
journey


into the land
of milk and honey


keep with me
this interlude


closer to
my natural attitude 




first layer

alcohol wash

work in progress

completed painting
This morning as I created this painting I knew that I must return to my academic work after spending the last couple of weeks immersed in pastel landscape painting.  While I am crossing the bridge back to academia to finish my doctoral work - a few more weeks of my last class and only my dissertation to complete after that, I feel that my bridge between academic work and my creative and contemplative artwork has become shorter and the two have become more integrated through the work of my dissertation.  When I set out on the doctoral journey, this was a vague goal I hoped to achieve, and at times I felt I was losing sight of, so I am pleased with the culminating fruits of this long, hard journey.   






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