Secret Language, Cy Twombley, Journaling

Mark making, journaling, doodling
all represent to me secret primal languages
which are intimate parts of our psyche that
we sometimes do, and sometimes do not wish
to share.

One of my favorite artists is Cy Twombley
whose work you can visit here. His writing,
mark making always has fascinated me for
this reason.

Just like Judy Wise taught us at
Squam about using pockets and
envelopes in our pages to hide
our secrets, and Elizabeth Bunsen,
whose article in this issue of
Art Journaling
journals over existing work burying
everything in layered histories,
I believe we have a wish to reveal and
conceal at the same time.

I applaud those brave enough to
reveal their innermost workings
for the world to see, like Kim
or Nina Bagley, and I freely
admit I am not one of them,
although I am trying to crack
open that protective shell.

Anyhoo, experiment in secret


6 Responses to “Secret Language, Cy Twombley, Journaling”

  1. lyle baxter January 24, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    corrine, I see James Thurber in the latest post! Are you old enough to remember him in the New Yorker magazine? he doodled his way to fame and ,I guess, fortune! keep on. lyle

  2. Snap January 24, 2010 at 4:41 pm #

    I really like this piece … travel on!

  3. Judy Wise January 24, 2010 at 7:34 pm #

    Cy Twombley has always been a huge inspiration to me. Just the beauty of the line, the seeking line, the energetic line, the messy or pristine line – all have a beauty that is mysterious and powerful. Thank you for reminding me of that incredible sewn piece you gave me at Squam; I plan to investigate my own lines on my sewing machine soon. xo

  4. Janet January 25, 2010 at 2:12 am #

    I like the idea of a secret language! And I really like this piece,

  5. Seth January 25, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    I love Cy Twombly's work. And I think you have created a wonderful sense of freedom and joy in this piece you posted.

  6. Leslie January 25, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    Very nice Corrine!

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