This is a Good Day to Imagine

Christine Alfery

Posted on May 11 2023

This is a Good Day to Imagine

Featured image: Gram's Vase


Imagining is a major part of who I am and how I think. I used to be pretty clear on what was real and what I made up, but with everything going on in the world, none of that seems to matter. So there are things I do because they are right and they make sense to me, be that they are imagined or real. It seems right to me that experience is the real reason I create art. I figured out a long time ago that what I think and what I wanted to create were two different things. Both are very powerful. I just don’t let them fight anymore. I don’t fight the paint and the mark making anymore when things don’t turn out the way that I expected. I just imagine them differently. Abstract work allows not only the artist but also the viewer to engage in the work and to imagine, to create.

Each day I just go to my studio, turn on the lights and immerse myself and my life to the beautiful mystery of creating and imagining.

When I finish a day in my studio I say to myself as I turn out the studio lights, “this was a good day to imagine.”

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” (Albert Einstein)

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