Twin is finally complete. I spent the better part of the fall working on this painting which was interrupted by a dissertation in September, 2010. My studio work was largely on hold from September, 2010 until recently. I am happy to say that I am beginning to work again in a routine similar to the one I experienced before the dissertation project. It took a while to wander out of the research and writing habit and into the research and painting habit. I actually caught myself one day at the computer in my habit and realized that I should be in the studio.
Twin is a long process. Part of the reason it took so long is the actual idea behind the painting. What is a twin soul and do they really exist? My conclusion after taking this journey is that I realize we have many souls in our life that come into our life when we are learning a certain lesson. And I am speaking mainly about souls that we encounter in romantic relationships. The souls that I have encountered romantically have all taught me a great deal about life, love and the pursuit of happiness. I would not change one encounter nor one lesson. Some were extremely painful and some were exuberant. But none were what is described as being a "twin soul" according to my earlier definition. Perhaps I have not yet met this person or perhaps this idea does not exist. All I know is that life is a journey. It can be wonderful, daunting, painful, and incredulous. As long as I continue to trust in the process of life, then putting one foot in front of the other makes perfect sense. I have learned that when I observe the process then I am not living life to the fullest, but when I am experiencing life it all happens all at once and I am energized and positive and I seem to attract like minded people.
The "Twin" video will come out later this year. I am producing the video from over a hundred video clips and photographs taken while on this incredulous journey. I am using photoshop CS6 to enhance the video and make it more artistic.