'Rise' is a new addition to my ongoing series of mixed-media paintings, 'Silence,' which combines figurative and surreal styles using pencil, ink, and acrylic.
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It has been some time, since I last created work in this particular style. It is always there for me, when I need it, and feels like returning home, after a long absence. I can pick up right where I left off, while at the same time; I am made aware of all the ways I've been changed, while I was away.
Shown: WIP Photos of the line work coming together:
Regular journeys down into the Dark are a necessary part of who I am, and I accepted that about myself long ago. I don't fight on the way down, as I once did; because I know that I can, and will, find my way back again, when it is time.
There is nothing inherently wrong about the Dark. Rather; when we deny these essential parts of our own selves, we create stress and difficulty that manifests itself in unhealthy ways ~which we then blame on the Dark, rather than on our own lack of self-acceptance.
My journeys into the Dark continue to prove useful upon return to the surface; I gain new insights with each round trip; I return 'pregnant' with deeper understandings, which often become valuable new concepts applied to my work, valuable new lessons applied to my life.
See the full body of work, 'Silence' in my Silence Gallery
'Rise' will be joining 'The Revival' group exhibition with Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles. Opening Saturday, September 8, 2018 6-9pm. there will be a second opening, in conjunction with the bi-annual Frogtown Art Walk, Saturday September 22, 4-10pm. Show runs September 8 through October 6.