‘Freedom no. 17 (The Blue Reveal).’ Kavir Mootoo, 2021. Acrylic on 20”x24” canvas. Framed (25″X29″ with frame)
ABOUT THE PROCESS –
A blank canvas represents a world of opportunity. It is exactly that – a blank canvas.
I try to let what is speaking to me come to the fore. How am I feeling? Is a colour on my mind? A colour I recently got? One that has been on my mind because of the texture of its particular brand? Or is it a shape or part of the canvas that is speaking to me? Is it something I saw online or on TV or in the garden? Maybe I can’t even name it but it is there!
I know that it is THAT inkling which I could do. It is listening to this which I find deeply self-affirming. It involves a TRUST and a KNOWING which I find priceless.
Metallic white and blue paint. Covering over and then taking away were just some of the actions that felt deep and true.
What is that inkling, that idea that is speaking to you – perhaps one you’ve been putting off? Could you give birth to it?