Walking in a Strong Wind


"Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do to stay in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!"
~Lewis Carol


I am in a strange, yet familiar, place, a "space in between", with ideas swirling and wondering at everything. This is a mental place that I find myself in when I know that I am on the brink of something...new ideas, breakthroughs, revelations. So it is exciting and a bit fearful all at once.

The mixed media drawings above are from a series called Walking in a Strong Wind. I made them about 7 years ago, when I was in another one of these spaces in between, in Grad. School for painting. Obviously the series is a metaphor for my own struggle with many of the huge ideas that we all either dance with or spend effort running from.
I admit that these drawings are a bit heady, well that's Grad. School for you isn't it! But the ideas that I was working with still resonate with me and I find myself coming back to this series whenever I am again at one of these in between places.

4 comments:

Lori said...

It is so neat to see a peek into your world before I knew you here. Wow- they are deep and intelligent, so grad school! But your work now has depth and intelligence too. My favorites are the top two. I went to grad school for counseling and we did some art therapy but your post is making me think about how fun it must be to go through your old work and see how you have grown both personally/emotionally and artistically. Very cool stuff. Thanks for sharing it Faith. Hope you are having a good week.

jacqueline said...

Dear faith, thanks for sharing this with us! It's always nice to have a peek at your older art work. I really like that girl especially on the last one. I had those moments too ~ that space between which you talked about here. I guess it's a good thing. :) Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

Estelle said...

Ah, the space in between. I can relate to that feeling. Sounds like you are honoring it and going with the flow of it all. That is healthy. I hope there is awesome inspiration just around the corner for you.

P.S. Your new profile photo is beautiful.

Marisa said...

I really, really like that last line drawing. I would love to have something like that in my home! Lovely.

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