"Emerging" is the 2nd in my Soul Dance Series. It was painted specifically for entry in the 2018 Broomfield Art Guild's Black and White Show. It was the first time I had ever painted without color and I was surprised how much fun I had creating it. I was becoming more familiar with my process, and more comfortable being informed by my inner guidance. This painting soon revealed to me many ways in which I am emerging, as an artist and human being. If you've read my explanation about my soul dancing on canvas, I hope it is evident how the form I describe shows up in this work.
My daughter sees a nesting bird. I love abstract art. So much can be seen in a painting, and each viewer finds their own unique interpretation. And, viewers can explore the different layers of the abstract, lifting out of it infinite meanings and emotions from the art. It becomes a relationship between the viewer and the viewed. Right and wrong have no part in this relationship. There may be a personal preference, like or dislike...but those are neither right or wrong. So, enjoy abstract art. It is a gift to the world and I am delighted to be a part of bringing abstract expression into the world to enjoy! Thank you for taking the time to read about my paintings. I am blessed by it!
This 2019 year's Black and White Show invited me into another opportunity to express without using the power of color. Translucent Transformation is my expression of how challenging it is to me to see evidence of the transformation I feel. I know it's happening. I'm doing the work. But, I'm not completely sure what the process, or the destination is suppose to look like. Often, I find myself perplexed. Beautifully perplexed! A caterpillar experiences metamorphosis within the privacy of its cocoon. The process we all know leads to the beautiful butterfly. I wonder what it would be like if the caterpillar was aware of the changes occurring within its form or the approaching transformation. Would it feel afraid, or doubt the process? If I were an aware caterpillar, I'd find myself impatient, wanting the transformation to hurry up and be finished. However, I wonder if it is ever really complete. For a butterfly, yes. For humans...for me, maybe? I don't know? To help nurture my trust and faith in this transformation process, I do two things. First, I sit in the quiet space of my heart. This is the place where I feel and know I am complete. I am whole. Second, I try looking at my life from different points of references, like through my relationships, or in my service to others, or in my mental dialogue to see evidence of some kind of progress. Do I find patience, peace, love, and joy? Evidence is there, but it is translucent. Beautifully translucent!