The natural rhythm of contractions and expansions and shapes of water flowing – together with the reflective quality of light and color and darkness – is, to me, the very essence of the movement of life. These photos are the result of capturing random and spontaneous events that evoke the feeling of that essence. It was my practice of Continuum that opened my eyes and being to these natural fluid happenings – within and out. The images were sometimes cropped and enlarged to enhance the natural beauty of the moment.
My artwork is not only informed and inspired by Continuum, it was birthed from the oceanic and embryological fluids within that were re-awakened and potentiated by my practice of Continuum. In addition, Continuum helped me get out of my own way. It allowed for the softening and rearranging of constraints and old restrictive patterns that then allowed for my being present to each moment. This fluid and immediate state of being and freedom allows for the outpouring of creative process.
The visceral and meditative aspects of Continuum also supported me in engaging in the process of discovery and inquiry, and in dwelling, with pleasure, in the mystery and magic in the moment, to have the courage to fall into the nothingness of the abyss and to welcome that which is unknown. It is that unknown, pre-conscious place that births the most profound and surprisingly beautiful.
Continuum is the practice of birthing – a recapitulation of creation and creativity.
My art is the externalization of that internal experience. The doing of the art is the outpouring of the internalized unconscious into conscious and external physical form.
Formlessness spilling into form.
I am blessed to be able to engage in that process, to dissolve and to be that.
It is Continuum that initiated me into that gift.