Sunday, November 4, 2007

Art is My Sacred Path

When I create, I have moments when I feel as though I am sort of a creative mystic...and art is my sacred path...to healing...to enlightenment...to my divine heart and soul...to my life's purpose...


Mystic, not because I suppose myself a desert mother with grand theological wisdom...or to have experienced the ecstasies of the saints...but the more fanciful and spiritual being...growing in wisdom and love...while on my sacred path...


Evelyn Underhill writes,"union with the Absolute, and nothing else, and that the mystic is the person who attains to this union, not the person who talks about it. Not to know about, but to Be, is the mark of the real initiate."


To discover why I feel this way, I have had to unearth the why I embarked on this journey...my prayers are the maps I use, my paints and brushes are the luggage I take, the end I know not yet...


When I enter this finite state of consciousness...where I am so connected to the Divine...yet detached from my physical body...my art flows out of me and into the world around me...without control or thought...on my sacred path...

the photos are of my gallery opening...when i hung this little show...my first step into the world of fine art...i knew this was my sacred path...I felt like I was coming home...like this is where I am supposed to be...

this is what I was preparing for the entire retreat of October...there are several pieces that need to be framed and hung...prints to be made...artist statement to be written...business cards and flyers to be printed...and other gallery representation to be found...this will all be part and parcel of my journey into fine art...and I will include you in my adventures...

photos from top to bottom:
first pieces hung - center is my father's fishing collage framed
my dear friend patty and gallery manager jill hanging my art
the completed wall
me in front of my wall

10 comments:

She Who Flies said...

This is what art and creative expression are to me too. You look radiant on that photo of you at the art show, a true sign of being right on your path :-)

Doe Grozs Art said...

I so totally understand this. I paint to better understand myself, to allow my spirit to release and of course to be brave and let the world share in this in this journey.
Doreen

Sherry said...

I agree with you completely Rebecca..and your work is a testimony to that philosophy you have. It's beautiful. As are you.

Sharon said...

Congratulations! The end of your reinventage is now a beginning.

tlc illustration said...

Congrats, and good luck with all the ensuing...

Angela said...

That is the way that I feel too. Like there is a reason that art speaks to me so. I just want to share that reason with everyone. I'm so glad that you can do that. Congradulations! I am so proud of you! :) *HUGS*

Journey Through Life said...

What a beautiful description of your creative process.
xxx

Nunnie's Attic said...

Oh I hope the show was a success. And your revelation was amazing!!

Love,
Julie

paris parfait said...

Hooray for you and your show! Hope you had a fabulous time, soaking up all the lovely remarks about your beautiful work. Lovely photos. And I agree with your philosophy. xo

see you there! said...

Congratulations on your show. I wish I could have attended the opening in person but it is nice to have the photo's.

Darla

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