Saturday, August 16, 2008

work in progress...

Sharing a new wall hanging that I'm currently creating.  The design and cutting are almost complete (although I inevitably will tweak things here and there before I truly complete a work).  Next step:  sewing!  

Thinking is not what works for me when creating these wall hangings; feeling, discovering, dreaming- this is what moves my hands to create.  And these can never occur for me until I truly commune with nature, the season, my surroundings, my heart.  It is not so much a relationship to a particular emotion, for example happiness.  Instead, I create when I can simply connect to whatever emotions are brewing within my spirit, and every emotion has the potential to emerge in surprising and beautiful ways.  This is true of all my art, including performance art.  It can sometimes be difficult to truly embrace all of these varying emotions that we humans feel, yet I always find myself more connected to the world, my spirit more open to my surroundings,  and more centered to the heart of it all.