For those of you who have been following my recent ‘drawing to the classics’ videos, this latest one is quite unusual. For those who haven’t, you can recap on the previous blogs here:
New Concepts: What Does a Bach Masterpiece Look and Feel Like? (Video Included)
What Do Debussy and Mercury Have in Common? The Answer May Surprise You!
Viva Vivaldi! Connecting Us to Intelligent Design Through Music (incl. Art Process Video)
In a nutshell: I’m trying to tap into transforming music into art and extracting subliminal messages behind the music we are drawn to.
I’ve been working on a series called ‘Rock Art‘ that takes rock music and dissects it onto canvas in the form of a mixed media painting. You can view that process HERE (see what The Beatles or Radiohead looks like through art — it’s a must see!).
However, in this series, I am tapping into the classics.
I have always been a big fan of Tchaikovsky and remember — as a young girl — prancing, pirouetting and pussy-footing about my home reenacting Swan Lake and The Nutcracker Suite.
So, what came out of this session was not quite what I expected. I thought it would be all candyfloss and unicorns.
I always try to go into these meditative art sessions with no preconceived ideas about what is going to transpire. In this case, I was a bit gobsmacked (you’ll see at the end of the video).
What I could extract from the emotions that came out (see video for full list) was that there was quite a patriarchal overtone. Perhaps, not in a negative way but just in a structured, designed, orderly fashion. Which is a more right-brained approach to life.
Patience as Layers Unfold
We often find ourselves in utter chaos where things seem to be helter-skelter and have no particular order or meaning at the time.
Tchaikovsky’s music gave me a sense of there being a kind of cosmic joke with this seeming disorder. It’s as if the ‘designer’ of all things is teasing us with the chaos only to have it complete itself or run its course to utter perfection and structure.
Our job is to be patient. Ha ha…not a trait most of us possess in copious amounts!
Nevertheless, patience is the underlying key and is a muscle that we need to train in order to navigate the chaos. Only then will we get to the perfect design that lies at the end of that wickedly taunting but intriguing tunnel.
Enough of my babble…just watch and see for yourself. If you don’t want to sit through the whole art/drawing process then skip to 23 minutes where you can see the explanation to it all!
And don’t forget to download your free copy of the picture below the video — pop on some Tchaikovsky and do some color therapy 😀
I’d love to hear from you — what feelings or emotions does Tchaikovsky’s music invoke in you? Did you enjoy watching the process? Did the explanation resonate with you, if not, what came up for you?
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Cherie Roe Dirksen is a self-empowerment author, multi-media artist and musician from South Africa.
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