When I first created this piece, I sat down with no real intent or purpose to create an underwater seascape, but there is something archetypal about this picture that calls to me…reflective of a state of mind; maybe something from the subconscious, or our collective mind, that makes me want to explore more.
Most of us know the benefits of meditation, but can’t seem to find the time. For years, my daily practice included both journaling and seated meditation. Sometime during the past decade, both dropped out of my daily routine, and try as I occasionally do to take these helpful practices back up, I don’t seem to be able to access the state of mind which once supported them easily.
The creation of art provides another way into the meditative state.
I have wondered if perhaps it’s because I was born premature, 7 months instead of the usual 9, that I almost never feel quite ready for whatever it is that I’m getting ready to do. I am pretty good at organizing and planning large and complicated projects, but even so, I rarely feel ready if the something I’m working on is personal, as opposed to work-related.
I'm learning more about my art, and from my art, every day. It's not so much a matter of skill or practice... mostly it's a shift in perspective, a way of shaping how I look at and exist in the world.
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