Made 2/2/17 In response to the difficult feelings in the country and the world about the current President. It is hard to believe what a circus it is. Meditating on peace, and on what good that comes from brokenness. It is a time of great change. Rumi says that you can’t make bread without grinding up grain. You can’t grow a crop without breaking up the soil first. It feels that all the ugliness that has simmered underneath has finally risen to the top. I feel that I’ve come to trust this upheaval as a sign that things are moving. The stagnation is over – people are waking up.
I wrote the journaling in fluorescent pens so that I can read them, but they are not easily visible here. Sometimes journaling is private, but the art is meaningful. I’m trying to figure out how to share and yet be private at the same time. Some people use hard-to -read lettering – but then I won’t be able to read it myself later. Or do I need to read it again? Perhaps the art of writing it in the first place is enough.
Gesso, acrylic paint, magazine clippings, aluminum candy wrapper – showing the value in recycling and re-visioning. Tim Holtz words. Gel pens. Glue stick.