Living Life Backwards...
Living life backwards, and so happy to know (finally) there's no one right way to do it. A non-traditional student and I got to study Art! My goal is to become a "passionate lover of life." (Rumi) At last I feel as though I am on that path. Having had to be very grown up from the time I was very small, I have to say, being a college kid felt terrific! Art has always been a part of my identity and I am so elated to be immersing myself in it now!
My work is about life experience, specifically, my own. One might say I am embracing the idea of “selfishness,” as a critical element to full self-realization.
I am exploring what it means to be “Me,” working toward a deeper understanding of my own likes and dislikes, and the way I connect and function in the world around me. As such, my body of work to-date may appear somewhat disconnected and scattered. That is what makes it so “me.”
Having lived so long in a world that until recently was largely constructed from the view points and desires of people and circumstances imposed from without, art has provided me a language for exploring my own desires, and ultimately releases me from long held limiting beliefs, allowing me to become a more autonomous and more connected individual, simultaneously.
I have much to say, on many topics, but before I go “there,” I will spend some time exploring this new language, building my confidence in my “Self” and making certain I am speaking from a place of knowing and with my heart.
Part of that exploration is about all the different tools and media for my self-expression. I’ve not yet found one uniquely my own and enjoy working in many. From painting, to collage; drawing to ceramics; I am having fun finding out what it is I want to do, to say, to be for the rest of this fantastic adventure that is my life!