Hallelujah, I've grown a tail!
(Really, if one must swim in shark infested waters, having a tail is quite wonderful indeed. It helps prevent drowning. And getting eaten by something.)
"The Lull" is about being suspended, just kind of floating, in liminal space. The ruins of what was, or what I thought was, have crumbled around me while the new has not yet quite emerged. Waiting...
I wear a lot of hats in life, encompassing a variety of roles and relationships. I am becoming more comfortable with the whole "cancer survivor" hat, even finding silver linings in unexpected places --- like adding artist to my self identity. "Blogger" hadn't really appealed to me until I began getting requests to talk about what lies behind my art. So I'm going to give it a try. If you have gotten to this page, you have probably noticed from my paintings that I am quite frank about my experiences. Some of the images are stark and difficult to look at. To me, beautiful is not the same as pretty. "Beautiful" encompasses complexity that can include pain, tragedy, and darkness. Therefore there can be a strange beauty present in stark emotional and experiential truth. I am a seeker of beauty within pain, and of the beauty that grows out of pain. If you are too, we'll get along just fine.