"…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 means of weaving those invisible strands of life, thought, and feeling into the visible world. A typical medium for me is oil paint or chalk pastel, but the mediums can speak wherever they are met with a listening heart. The form the medium takes is not as important as the willingness to receive what is there, communicating just as easily thru a handful of Norse runes, or the inner eye which sees a face in the contours of a stone.
Sometimes what is drawn forth in my work comes draped in a more literal form. Other times it comes enveloped in symbols that orient the beholder towards a more specific message. Still other times what comes forward through the mediums of choice may be more subtle--a certain quality of light, a presence--something that speaks to the living reality just beneath the surface of things.
It is a joy to share with you what I have found, in the same spirit in which it has been shared with me. May these mediums reflect truth, light, and beauty to all those who take the time to listen and to see. It's there for you.