Introduction to Series- There are currently 77 finished pieces.
I have chosen the sunflower seed which is nature’s simple emblem. I use it here to explore Joy as a gardener searching purity, process, nourishment and light. The sunflower seed elicits a metamorphosis of hidden patterns and provides exposure to my process of thought. Benevolence- a well-meaning- and once private dialog, is drawn into form, through color and the actual motion of mark making, in the process of dragging, scratching, smearing. Literal context lay bare without the shell in concordance to this time existence. Marking events, creating sensitive patterns, symbolically resembling and representing my manner of life, showing small details of occasions for dimension of meaning set forth as a visual language towards opportunities in hope and happiness for the world; that I share and care for.
I see myself as the gardener of images and objects- imparting Joy on my surroundings with true intention. Making and meditation maintain my garden and hopefully touches your soil leaving marks of a joy and smile.
I questioned self on aspects of thought that became seeds:
Joy is allowing.
Joy is freeing.
Joy is weightless.
Joy is a seed-
Seeds Represent cycle
Sunflower Seed Represents
Joy holds a space to become
From Dirt to Sky
Joy navigates through a difficult world keeping positivity and hope.
Joy is a Seed that has offspring and re-seeds for each season.
Joy as the Seed of enlightenment.
Seeds- Seeds as source – nutrition – cycle of life.
Seeds of growth.
Seeds of encouragement.
Seeds look into self: – Reflection- the interior meaty, calm angst- ease- growth and exchange-
Joy listens- for clues and hints, to gain. More Joy.
Seeds spring forth from self.
Seeds of Joy planted are the light in which positivity become a seedling.
Seedlings cling- cling through the dirt becoming Joy and hope, holding hands in air and time gaining a root to grow more thoughts of possibilities.
Simplicity: Seed as an ice-skater- on the pond- in the memory of falls colors and events- muted by the cold morning dew, lynched in the mountain valley- alone gliding in the circles of singular- looping, cutting, distinct sound made one step at a time- Alone with self. Alone with thought. Planting seeds. Sewing seeds from the ten thousands of hours- alone- drawing.
Drawing: drawing seeds as ideas on a chalk board that seemingly disappear but not…..instead stored. Stored for recollection, like the dirt under your nails, a cryptic watch of memory contained. Contained in seed for another time.
Drawing: Passionately drawing, feeling joy, triggering joy
The oil pastels: slide, slip, sail, along the cool whiteness of purity’s page- individual moments filled with action and thought- string together and hang in the crispness of cold air. breathing- marking- movement. Thinking – digesting. Color rises to focus like the ponds dark reflection, hidden mysteries led by choice informed by heritage and associations.
Separation: world boundaries push separation. A bushwa decadence in the climates of boards and groups, quantify boarders, Lines, claiming their rights in language and word. Deeds- left. Morality abandoned. A complicated existence,
Opposition to Joy- Separations: broadcasts blare resistance- Ego, class, education, religion, collar color- eking, clawing and clinging- hand to mouth- keeping- keeping memories in tribal like form. Memory’s, history, changes, family- bonds.
Lost – Lost – Lost simplicity. Striving, striving – Objects- objecting to care, together ?, a rhythm and ambiance- searching, looking, finding, denying- feeling- private personal interior of breath space- that keeps a cadence, pacing motion of creation. Creation in the music like action– soothing- soothing spirit to peaceful and passing time in joyful pleasure –
Joyful pleasure- simple time, quiet time, feeling rested, peaceful time offering hope
Hope: Hope rises releasing- releasing the worlds infractions and intolerance-
Joy a state of being in seeds of becoming
Joy forgiveness to move on
Joy is the lesson of moving with life
Joy became happenings
Drawings become Joy
Joy in events of creation
Joy Extinguishing negative thoughts
Joy Reaching for a better place and kinder time.
Joy is freedom
Joy is spirit
Joy is the souls seed
Joy is housed by a host
Joy is not dead
Joy is alive
Joy as a seed—–
What seed are we?