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Saturday, March 3, 2012

I Mean to Shine




Each of these paintings is a metaphor for me this morning. Together, in just this sequence, they tell a story of where I find myself in this moment, but I can't put it into words yet. The sense of them is just sort of floating inside me, illuminating something not fully formed as a conscious understanding. Something about the purest forms of love and lives intertwined and the imperative of reinvention, an inkling. I thought I'd share the paintings anyway. To me their titles are richly suggestive, little poems all on their own. From top:

"These Treasured Children Always Shine" by Melody Postma

"Heartwood" by Andrew Saftel

"Butterfly" by Eric Zener



16 comments:

  1. Fantastic! The second painting Heartwood reminds reminds me of Frida Khalo's work. I love those floating free-floating moments of grace that we are granted every once in a while. I hope you can hold onto it for the entire day dear Angella.
    xo

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    1. Rebecca, it does remind me of Frida, though I find her work a little more raw than most anything that resembles her, which makes sense I suppose. Hope you are having a day of free floating grace yourself. xoxo

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  2. Our souls speak to us with imagine and symbol. No words to be deciphered or misunderstood. Love this!

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    1. Kathleen, there is a message here that isn't quite verbal, just felt. Hugs.

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  3. I espeically like the first one.

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  4. The bottom painting reminds me of my oldest daughter for some reason....I love how a painting or drawing can pull you into it and yet allow you to think for yourself the story it tells.

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    1. Ellen, i think great art allows us to bring ourselves and to find ourselves within the story it tells. I think that is how we are moved? but what do i know? i'm just glad you are here.

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  5. I love the second one. It reminds me of Frida Kahlo's work -- sort of archetypal. I find it interesting how you've grouped them and wonder what that particular sequence means.

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    1. Elizabeth, In this sequence, these paintings tell one story for me, but I could easily shuffle their order and find other meanings, other narratives to apply to my own circumstance. i think the work moves us and then perhaps we impose our own reasons, our own interpretations.

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  6. I love these Angella! Each one is so rich, and I do agree about that second one recalling Frida Kahlo. You do shine!

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  7. Beautiful. I love that you can find yourself in these metaphors, of art. That's amazing really. I think it has to do with a big openness that you can let it in, and let yourself out at the same time. I love it, and you.
    xo

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    1. deirdre, i started out in art. i was a studio art major in college, then switched to creative writing and literature. art (painting and drawing) comforts me. writing excites me. so i went for the words. but i still love to lose myself in visual pieces, to find their story, which i suppose is really me superimposing my story on the artist's intent. ahh. it's late. i should stop babblling. i love you so.

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