Happy New Year Friends!
I just finished up a new collage titled “Betwixt and Between.” Like my other collage pieces, it was made using images and text cut from discarded magazines. I’m enjoying the apparent simplicity and underlying complexity of this piece. It depicts the feeling of being in a liminal state, caught in a holding pattern between the old and the new.
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“Betwixt and Between,” 24 x 24 inches, collage on wood panel
That’s pretty much where I’ve been for the past three years, in a liminal state between the old and the new. The old has dissolved and the new has not yet arrived. In 2023 I’m looking to move forward.
The pandemic changed the world. It’s not the same place that it was, and we’re not the same people that we once were. It’s time to rediscover who we are now and what it is that we’re here to do.
These are some of the questions that I’ll be pondering this year:
What are my values and beliefs, and how have they changed?
What are my hopes, dreams and fears?
What activities and people do I want to include or exclude from my life?
What do I have to offer the world and how can I make a difference?
How will my art change going forward?
The question about my art feels particularly poignant because art has always been a big part of my life. Recently I’ve found myself moving away from painting and drawn toward other media like weaving and collage.
I’m waiting to see where inspiration takes me, and who knows where it will lead? It’s almost like I don’t have a will of my own. I can only follow the muse.
What are your intentions for 2023? I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts. You can share them with us in the comments section below.
With love and appreciation,