Today I finished my latest work—Groundlessness: Journey from Gravity
As I’ve been bringing groundlessness into my life (see my blog Taking Flight), I’ve been feeling the effects first hand. This groundless path of being more accepting of where life takes me has included vistas of greater peace and joy.
So in creating Groundlessness, the artwork, I wished to bring a visual to the freedom of letting go of angst and anxiety, letting go of the idea that life is best when it is still. Of embracing the pure joy of flowing with and not against the tides.
This piece is the largest I have worked—30”x48”, handmade paper on canvas. In the midst of the creation, I had a cramping back ache from “over reaching” (hm…Freud would enjoy that) and yoga came to my rescue—probably both literally and figuratively in curing my pain and curbing my “over reach.”
I’ve included a few photos of the sunny space I worked in, my preliminary sketch--also note that I was in good company as I chose Joni Mitchell (and friends: CSNY, Stevie Nicks, James Taylor and a few other great musicmakers) on this sunlit journey. Candles lit. Spirits flying.
I will most likely be showing this piece at Artomatic Frederick which runs Sept 4-October 5.