Process and Spirit (video)June 12, 2020
Fire under WaterJune 12, 2020
Falling WaterNovember 26, 2017
TaughannickNovember 26, 2017
Splitting SparksNovember 26, 2017
Moose PondNovember 26, 2017
CayugaNovember 26, 2017
Buttermilk FallsNovember 26, 2017
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“The Stillness of Movement”
The innate movement within each work of art allows the viewer’s eyes and body to naturally respond and move with the art, as well as receive the art entirely at once. In this way the art may be seen as akin to mandalas and other meditative art, which inherently calm and move the viewer, while reflecting the way in which the natural world is always subtly or grossly in motion; on the atomic or celestial levels.
The artist’s practice of yoga, sitting meditation, and dance offer insights and inspiration into this balance of movement and stillness, as energy changes state, and rests within form. These practices inform the creation and subtle expression of the geometry of this interchange.
Furthermore, each wooden panel is itself trapped sunlight — trees drinking the sun’s energy to hold it on earth, in matter, in stillness, for a short time. Here the esoteric and the scientific merge, as each panel offers its own expression of the ‘still point’. This ‘still point’ is often a way of describing the essence of the unchanging within our world of changes. It may also serve to reveal the relationship between stillness and movement often in imbalance in our modern world of accelerating cycles. May these works of art offer reflections upon your own participation in this process of serenity and wonder, and insights into the beauty of each cycle.