"…what you may think of your work," I said, "while it's important to you, is not necessarily important to other people, or even necessarily the truth.”
(Giacometti) shrugged. He was painting. Speculation meant nothing then, though at other times he indulges in it with relish.
-Excerpt taken from A Giacometti Portrait, by James Lord
As my practice evolves, I am coming to understand what a “medium” really is: it is quite literally a tool that allows one to draw something from the inner world into the outer, without necessarily knowing what that thing is until it appears. It is a way of weaving the invisible strands of life, thought, and feeling into the visible manifestation. Typical mediums for me are paint and pastel, but it could be anything. It is not the tools themselves but the willingness to receive that creates the space for a medium to speak. A medium will dance it's truth whenever it is engaged with an open mind and a listening heart.
What the mediums bring to light in my work is often draped in representational forms. Other times it comes covered in abstraction, or symbols that orient the viewer towards a specific idea. Still, other times what speaks is more subtle--a certain quality of light, a presence--something that sings of the living reality that flows just beneath the surface of things.
There is something about creation that wants to be known and experienced, and so it is a joy to share with you what speaks to me (and through me). Thank you for taking the time to listen and to see. It's all there for you.
In Love and Spirit,