Today as the day of reckoning appraoches my mind has started to move beyond this piece. I have spent the day preoccupied with where to take camino next. I have many ideas, all of which are probably completely inpractical but that makes them all the more exciting.
I love that my mind never sees the end to projects but is always taking an idea and evolving it to be different, educate, challenge change. I have always done it , it doesnt scare me, in fact it is really natural for me to work in this way. My preoccupied state at the moment is constantly trying to find a balance between the focus for the present and the new paths for the future. There is always a tension of juxtaposition in my life in all I do. Its finding the balance.
I am worrying about over sleeping on Day 44, I am worrying that the weather might be so bad it will be a last struggle. I am worrying that I wont get the shape right and I will be panicky which will stop it being as I want it to be. I am worrying because worrying is what I do very well, in a sense it is my security shield. Worrying makes me think things through so I can make sure I have everything I need. Worrying has always bought the anal ness to my life and I have always embraced it. At least on this occasion I have been sleeping through the night, which I dont when I have forthcoming events, so the pressure isnt so great. Its a funny one. But without the worrying, I would not feel confident, its become my check -in register.
Saying all that, I know that if I approach the build with the following cornerstones I will be ok.
A calmness of mind
An open heart
A fed tummy
A love for the piece
An understanding that it will be what it should be
I am happy though, the final tasks are underway, tomorrow ona practical side I am going to get tools and stuff together so I can take Friday - Day 43 to really rest in my excitement as I really must go to be early, eat well and control my excitement.
Preoccupied that is the word for it. Excited is the emotion.
Jo, so excited.
In a nutshell what is Camino? I have looked at your website and it gives no explanation.
camino has been a forty four day journey that culminates in the creation of a labyrinth on Leigh Beach on 18th June. the piece will be created from first light and will dissappear by high tide. It can be walked through exchanging the camino passport which visitors to the Leigh Art Trail have stamped at the trail venues.
Yes but why? What is the purpose of this? Why has it taken 44 days? Where has this journey taken you? Confused.com
The camino de santiago to compostela can take anything from 28 - 50 days. When the commision came through 44 days were left to the instal;lation of the piece, and so rather than being prescriptive, the installation has eveolved and the process has been archived. For me it has been a journey of many sorts and an interesting one. Its that simple. Please come and chat more to me on Saturday on the beach.
That really didn't tell me much, however a quick google reveals a reference to St James, correct?
Duncan, I apprieciate your interest.
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