|Love's Alchemy - 2014|
& then I realized I really need an Artist Statement, to accompany the beauties ... so here goes
Art is a way for me to connect with the Divine Feminine, both on canas & within myself. For many years, feminine images have been 'sacred' or secular,' and often idealized.
How do we bridge the two? How do we connect with the strong, wild, sacred AND secular feminine within? Art is a way to explore these connections.
I often begin with an intention written on the canvas - what do I wish to explore? A brief visioning brings colours, form and symbols. Three colours are chosen like an oracle for simple strokes which become base wash, (sometimes for past, present and future) Symbols I often use include:
flaming heart - inner flame
Winged Eye - intuitive vision
Chalice - possibilities, abundance, the fountain of life
Dove - peace
Roses / Rohan (mountain ash) earth,
Red Thread - connection to the beloveds, the community
I love the shimmer of mica infused medium (or interference paint), the sparkle of glitter! These may sneak in, late in the painting during adornment.
Each painting becomes a journey, a process, an opportunity for seeing old patterns, for recognizing the stories that have been running our lives, & for breaking free of those which no longer serve. A painting may also be a blessing, a gift, for those with similar stories, as they break away from their old patterns!
My work is based in "Intentional Creativity as taught by Sue Hoya Sellers & Shiloh Sophia McCloud Lewis. I am currently enrolled in Shiloh Sophia's 'Color of Woman' Teacher training, & will graduate this fall.
May my paintings be blessings for all who see them!
O Sada; it is good!