I am very honored and pleased to announce my next showing will be at Mortlake & Company, again in Seattle Washington in December of this year.
I will say, it is kind of embarrassing since I have never been to Seattle before moving here in November of last year and had little knowledge of this hidden gem. When I went in to meet with William, I even asked if I could touch and read the books. I was very excited to know many of them were for sale. The collection is amazing, so amazing I thought it was just for show. With that being said, I also only allowed myself to briefly look, because otherwise I would have walked out with a stack of books to add to my already large home library. But I did go home with an amazing Alchemy print.
So many amazing things in such a great, welcoming space.
The show is quite a while away but before that I will also be spending the first week of September at Sou’wester in Seaview Washington doing an artist residency. I am very eager to share with you what I create for them to keep forever. This is also the first vacation I will be taking since moving here. As some of you know, I am in a treatment right now that is very regimented. My doctors therefore are not fond of me traveling. Especially with no immune system. It was great to find someplace that could accommodate to those needs.
I hope you are all enjoying the longer days, warmer air and whatever has been coming up for you with this eclipse season and retrogrades. I see so many shifts and changes in all of us. The shows name came to me during this time frame as so many changes have gone on in my own life as of recent. After seven years of often relentless treatment, I have been told my body is finally responding to treatment. Which is believable, for once. I can feel it. I am making remarkable progress, but the main reason I think that is, is because I went in and did some major inner work. Faced some of the darkest and deepest things, which was what my last series Day and Night of the Soul represented. Going through a Dark Night of the Soul.
I truly feel like a whole new being. The feeling you would get as a kid before the adult crept in and you learned politics, rules, judgement and all that fun stuff. I feel I am returning to whatever energy I came to this organic vessel as. I feel without gender, unlabeled and just very present and aware. Able to face the things I used to close my eyes to. Present. Which makes me feel my goal is to help others find that in themselves too, and therefore hope to grow my healing practice by the beginning of 2020.
I do want to say thank you to my family and friends who have helped me to keep my art going over the last seven years. To my life partner who used to lay down a towel for me to do artwork when I was bedridden and would buy me supplies to keep me working. To my friends in the artist community who donated many art supplies to me since there are no funds right now for such things. To each person who purchased a piece of my artwork from Ghost Gallery, as this is now my sole source of income along with caring for special needs animals as I can. I am still unable to hold a full time job with my health and my dream is to use this creative outlet I am so lucky to hold, to fully support myself one day. Lastly, I want to thank Laurie from Ghost Gallery for being such a genuine great person and holding such an amazing space for so many creative humans. So much love to her.
(The remaining pieces from my show at Ghost Gallery are still available on their website here for now, I will let you know if that changes)
The Great Return to Source
Throughout life we can forget who we are.
Who we arrived as.
Who we have been before.
(No past, no present, no future)
But, we can go beyond what we are told is right and wrong,
Unlearn all that we have been taught,
And return home.
Home to where we know, within ourselves, the answers to every question we have ever asked.
But only after going inward and facing the true self.
In Alchemy known as ‘regressus ad uterum’ or ‘the return to uterus’ where you are invited to go into the underworld to experience rebirth or again exampled in Greek mythology where Orpheus descended into the Hades to look for Eurydice (symbol of his lost soul) or again in India as the god Krishna descended into the hells to look for his six brothers (the six chakras, Krishna being the crown).
Symbolically, all about going inward, facing ourselves and returning to a primal state we all hold within us.
Therefore my next series is titled The Great Return to Source.