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Leaving the Nest
awaken2sun
Submitted by: awaken2sun | 1:37pm, Sep 05
Culver City CA United States
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My Vision of Peace
Leaving the Nest is about the attempt to gather the material to create a nest of safety in a world that offers danger and fear of lack, as well opportunity and freedom.

I think so much of the misery and fear in the world is caused by the fear of not having enough, or fear of loss, and not being safe, whether based on true need, or transitory wants, created by the material culture to create desire.

The videos of the Japanese tsunami this year was a vivid reminder of the transitory nature of the material. In a world of fluctuation, I achieve personal peace then I look for a deeper connection that is beyond the material.

When I acknowledge this power, I become more than what I personally have or don't have, and move beyond fear, and am available to give to others, and have the energy to act for positive change in the world.


Medium
I use real objects and paint to create impressions and "shadows,' to communicate "tangibility" and paint to create visual depth beyond the flat surface of the canvas. I collect old books of legends, fables and fairy tales that speak to the ageless human condition, and use current magazines and internet imagery to communicate the fluctuation of the "here and now" of finances and fashion.

I combine image tearing and precise cutting to create a contrast and collision of chance and control. Lastly, I combine the ancient asian art of origami with contemporary western photography of curled women to emphasize the transitory nature of time and the balance between holding on and letting go.

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awaken2sun     6:27pm, Oct 07

awaken2sun

This is an incredible image -- just now had a chance to finally take a look at it! Look forward to seeing you in the gallery again soon!


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