30” X 48”
carved and painted pine plywood, cotton cording, waxed poly cord.
My art plays with the unseen, the spiritual, the intuitive and relationships between people. I see my time in the studio as intense meditation and a privilege. My approach to the wood I use, the lines I draw, the fiber I knot and the way I carve and drill holes is a process that has become intuitive because I have been practicing for so long.
“Closure” came about as I pondered the wood I had painted, repainted, carved into and finally cut through. Figuring out how to add fiber became a way of getting through the first months of the pandemic of 2020. As the process became apparent I was able to let my mind take me at will.
And it took me back though my life as I worked with each section.
It’s with awe and gratitude for every relationship, every situation, every experience in my life that I am at peace in myself.
There has been closure, a resolution in many of the relationships where I have caused harm, forgiveness for those that have harmed me and for those I perceived as harming me.
And for the loved ones that have passed, where there was no closure, I believe we will get another chance.
What about that relationship still not healed?
Will there be closure or will I need to wait for another lifetime?
I see the section in “Closure”, where I tied it up like shoe laces in a nice bow, as representing the future.