18 December 2015

Trust Your Wings...

Butterflies and moths have always fascinated me, so seemingly delicate and yet so strong, able to migrate thousands of miles each year, it seems impossible to imagine, yet it happens...symbols of transformation and inner change, they show us the way...

Detail of 'Trust Your Wings'

I often use three layers of wings, symbolising transformation of the whole being, body, mind and spirit, with the reminder that love is always our guiding light from the centre of our being...

It's a good time of year heading into winter, to take stock, focusing on the good that we have in our lives as well as thinking about what we want to change and to achieve in the coming year. Although winter may appear to be a time of nothingness, darkness and gloom, it holds the power of potential and brings promise of new beginnings in the spring...it is a powerful time if approached in the right way...

On the canvas, it's layer upon layer, creating history and depth...off the canvas it's more a case of delving deep, looking to see what lies under the layers of life experience...I think that's why I've always loved working with mixed media and aged items, exploring to see what's there, wondering what will happen if two mediums are mixed together? At art college, I was always keen on aged materials, and loved nothing more than old rusty things and papers that were nearly falling apart...Twenty some years later, I still am driven by the same things, albeit in a different way...hopefully it's not a sybolic meaning that what lies within me is all rusty and falling apart!

Hope to see you again soon...



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