'Treats' Acrylic on wood assemblage ©robinrkent

Friday, March 25, 2011

Smock as touchstone

Dressed for work

I may dabble as I walk by in the shop. Or push paint around on a momentary basis. But as soon as I put my smock on, I get down to business.  Smock is serious attitude. I have a relationship with my smock - I become committed to the task as soon as donning it.  It carries the memories and colors of long ago sold folk art.  And over time, new colors appear. I used to be able say what year that color joined my smock smear, but I don't keep track anymore. Still, those colors have added artistic ancestral strength as the layers increase. It's my armor (and fashion diversion) signifying me as one of many Creative Soldiers.

1 comment:

Ellen said...

this, I totally get!