Studio Eidolons

I met a Seer,

Passing the hues and objects of the world,

The fields of art and learning, pleasure, sense,

To glean Eidólons.

Wat Whitman, “Eidólons

After weeks of consideration, I finally christened my studio with a name: Studio Eidolons. My inspiration came from the Whitman poem quoted in part above. The Greek word eidólons, from which we get our word “idols”, is far richer than the restrictive idea of “false gods” I carried in my opinions much of my life. I spent a large part of this morning researching the word in Homer’s epics along with other Greek literature, and discovered that it carries the notion of “likeness, image, phantom, shadow, and idea.” From the system of Epicurus, the word refers to the film given off by any object and conveying an impression to the eye. I plan to spend much more time working on the development of the word eidólon, but now I need to get back to my commissions. Meanwhile, I christen this space Studio Eidolons.

Researching Eidolons
Nearing completion of the trout fly

I should have this elk hair caddis dry fly completed today. The background will remain white per the wishes of the patron, so not much remains to do with it.

Working on a commission of a home

This house I’ve been painting has gone very slowly, there is so much detail to tend. I am confident that it will be finished by the weekend. With the completion of that, I should have only three more commissions to complete, so I’m beginning to see a glimmer of light at the end of this commission tunnel. It’s been a most rewarding journey and I really love working and dreaming in this new space.

Thanks for reading.

I make art in order to discover.

I journal when I feel alone.

I blog to remind myself I am not alone.

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One Response to “Studio Eidolons”

  1. Dian DArr Says:

    Love the name of the studio! Did you christen it with champagne or coffee?? When you have time post a picture of the commission you are working on. I love the house. When I tried to enlarge it to see the detail, it was distorted. Have a great day!


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