Breathe in, Breathe Out
Acrylic & ink on canvas, 30x22
The recent fires in the Amazon rain forest and possible lifted restrictions on the largest temperate forest in the world, the Tongass national forest, weigh deeply among many other issues challenging our planet. While on the journey of making this piece, as I often do, I infused my thoughts with paying attention to breath, breathing in…breathing out…really tuning in to my breath and envisioning the Amazon and Tongass Forest.
and their relationship to our planet and all of our lives.
Envisioning fresh air, green and lush spaces, love and beauty We don’t need to be loosing more trees and natural habitats, home to millions of animal and plant life.
Swaying thoughts and energies toward solutions and hope is how I choose to steer my art.
Acts of repetition and patterning are continuous during my creative journey. They help keep me centered and gain a sense of calm amidst current world chaos.
In this piece it manifests through meticulous and purposefully drawn, symbols mixed with binary code (ones and zeroes) clustered, repetitive and tightly organized. These represent noise and chaos. Part of that noise involves how present day tech consumption filters or even replaces so much of our real life experience with the actual world because the physical world is disappearing. Putting this noise into some sense of organization is satisfying and centering, and perhaps my nostalgia for how life was before technology comes into play and is part of the reason I am so sensitive to present day life on this planet.