It has been a long time since my last blog post. I find it difficult to balance all the moving parts of my creative practice. I'm sure I'm not alone with this challenge but sometimes I feel the isolation of being an artist in the world and combining this with other things I need to do to survive and thrive. I also work for a charity with people living with long-term, chronic mental illness. This work reminds me of the importance of presence, listening and simply being. In a world focused on productivity and what I experience as a manic obsession with activity, being slow, being still, listening to what is, can be a big challenge. It is also challenge to continue to value these parts of myself, valuing my slow, my still, my presence to others.
I have been working on cutouts for the last few months. The process of creating the cutouts is a meditative practice, an artistic research process and an exercise in emergence. I love working with hand made paper from Papeterie St. Armand in Montréal. I am interested in abstraction and simplification. To create an experience of silence, layering, light - qualities of life.
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visual artist, paradigm shifter, traveler