Now that I have graduated from my MFA program I have been taking time to think about what is next for me as an artist.
What I realized during the course of my studies is that I am an interdisciplinary installation artist. My paintings are the basic framework of my vision but there is more dimensions I need to explore.
Ideally I want to create a contemplative sound piece (or drone) to go along with each painting. I would want them all to be displayed in a space where the viewer can have time to sit inside some kind of sonic chamber (or put on headphones) and experience how their body reacts to the blend of color, object, story and space that I have weaved around them.
Alongside that I am getting back into the realm of healing arts again. I have to take a class and pass an exam before I can work in Louisiana. Once I do I am excited to get to work as a Massage Therapist again. I love bodies so much and as my art work is calling me to engage all of our subtle senses it will help my process very much to be channeling mass amounts of healing energy.
I am taking a class through Blue Cliff College and I am thrilled to be part of their school. And taking an anatomy class will be a fun and necessary refresher in the technicalities of how our system is structured.
AND it will feed my art work as I have started painting skeletons as a side project. The idea to work with skeletons has been floating around my mind since at least last January. I feel it as a grounding of the connection to my ancestral energy that I have been growing more and more connected to. I call them my Beautiful Bodies series. Each skeleton shows me a different way to show off its heart. Detail images below.
Thats all for today.
May your body feel beautiful from the inside out.