How easy it is to forget the nothingness. Constantly in search of it. I look, hmm, actually stare at my nearly ready painting. Yes I am in my staring period. It’s when every brush stroke counts double. That's why I start painting on new work, but even then, my eyes want to touch the nearly-ready. Watch and see. It should be just a moment, but it turns easily into days, weeks and if I don’t stop myself even longer. It’s late in the afternoon so I close my eyes. Then slowly open them, asking myself one more time: Is there enough air?

Published by Annica Delfos