looking sideways

The artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster create wonderful sculptures of junk that cast shadows which are completely surprising (see the work here.) It reminds me that when encountering ideas it is sometimes best to look at them sideways or upside down or from above before coming to a complete understanding.

I am hitting roadblocks in my work. I don't meet the expectations I have set for myself. I don't have the patience to work. I dither and skitter from one to the next without purpose. I make snap judgments that destroy the original idea. Fiber art is by nature a slow process. It requires patience, meditative concentration and skilled, detailed execution. That doesn't work if I am flitting and thrashing. 

Perhaps I need to look sideways.

sideways shadows, Paula Kovarik, 2012