ENVELOPE 1964 – oil on canvas
The Artist, Vija Celmins, statement on this piece: This small painting of a letter was done in 1963-64 when I was backing away from the large, gestural-inspired paintings I had been struggling with as a student. It is one of many paintings I did of objects in my studio that focused more on looking and less on what I knew. It became a new beginning for me.
How this ART impacted me:
I could see my intuition arriving here
it has torn through the paper and floated in the air.
why do I focus on what lays ripped here
why do I know that shadow that lingers there
how do I get past the perfectionist Virgo that blocks the gate
how do I bring forward ALL Libra, 5th house energy rate
I need to let go, of all that I know
Looking longer at what flows in front of me
My intuition feels; the channel changing.