13Jul/120

Soul Scars Finished

Posted by Sermarr

It took a while to fix my blog post. Something went wrong with it. But now it's fixed and Soul Scars is finished. This piece has been contemplative to make because it evokes all the old wounds of childhood and how they served me well and I'll as I responded to them through life. And it was difficult to build with all these little pieces and cord

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1Jul/120

Soul Scars. Gets memories

Posted by Sermarr

I spent all day putting the memories into the soul scars. And, in fact, these are real coded memories, gigabytes of them. It seems to me that when I get scarred, I go to work on it, twisting and turning. Trying to see through the hurt and look for some lesson or meaning. And sometimes I look for patterns across past hurts, so I can avoid getting them in the future. And sometimes there's nothing to do but hurt, till conversations with friends, time and distraction allows me to cover them over.

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30Jun/120

Blue

Posted by Sermarr

Lately I've had a lot of bad news. A friend from long ago who I admired tremendously died suddenly in a freak boating accident ...and I had just seen him a few months ago for the first time in over ten years. He was just as joyous and engaged as ever. He's suddenly gone and we are all poorer for losing such good souls so early. My daughter did not get a job she really wanted and is in career existential doubt. And some other big ones. I feel unstrung by the suddenness and the number of these. So I've made Blue

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30Jun/120

Soul Scars

Posted by Sermarr

Soul Scars has moved forward today. The paint from yesterday dried and I've added a big border. This is meant to be a reservoir or incubator/hatchery where the scars germinate and produce good things or bad things. I've been thinking lately about the many things that are good in my life that come from old wounds. Good friends, moving from one place to another...all came from some scar which initiated movement toward something or someone better

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29Jun/120

Soul Scars

Posted by Sermarr

I've had many people be in bad spots or die lately. And each of their bad spots or deaths seems to nick my soul some. This is about soul scars and how they are buried and contained, but never gone

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