There is a force -- a creative urge -- that overtakes some artists when they work. I am one of those artists. When I sit down to work, I feel a sense of extreme focus coming on. "Trance" might be a more discriptive word. I've heard it described as a "state of flow." It's as if all the world's concerns fall away, and there is nothing except the project at hand. 
 
This force is a better painter than I am. Better sculptor too. Even if my personal reluctances say otherwise, this force is often insistent on how to proceed. It says to me,"Sit down, shut up, and hand over the paintbrush!" ...and I need to step aside and let it take over. 
 
When the work is finished, I am free to step out of the partial coma I've been in and look at at what's been created. I've never been disappointed. Nature has worked through me. It has used my hands to create something remarkable.
 
May you find the art pieces herein to be remarkable as well.
 
- Jim Parks
 

 

 

 

 

 

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