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Liminal Art Starts Conversation

December 3, 2022 2:32 pm

Liminal art starts conversation. When I recoil to my studio to manage my anxieties in this new post-pandemic, endemic, politically charged, unpredictable liminal landscape, I paint sunflowers, doors to magical places, and portals to peaceful, quiet spaces. I share this work, and I invite people to share in my process. I have made friends with people I have never physically met. I have bonded with them. We have shared our stories. Art is the impetus for all this dialogue. I have reimagined my entire sense of community through creative exchange. Despite distance, dividedness, and disconnectedness, creative process joins me with others in the present moment. In the disquieting of our new liminal moments, art is bringing us into a conversation that creates a sense of wonderment, releases hope, and lets us find common ground.

A little off, slightly strange, and unexpected choices in my work drives dialogue. I don’t create like others do. People want to know why. This makes space for the conversation. I create with the hope that questions will be asked. I am passionate about sharing the answers. For me, it’s not just about the art. It’s about the exchange. This is where I draw my creative energy. It’s what drives me to push myself by placing my work in the public eye.

I believe in the power of creative expression—its power to help us find hope as we wait in life’s most challenging places and spaces. I work in acrylics, collage, and assemblage to express creative, imaginative journeys through time and space. Like many engaged in the artistic process, I create in the “Right Now” while making sense of the past and wondering about tomorrow. I notice that much of my art is made in a liminal space: a place of sitting, waiting, and creating in-between “Yesterday” and “Tomorrow.” I seize “Right Now” while capturing the past and peeking into “What’s Next.” My liminal creations invite people to join me on little adventures through time that bring conversation, imagination, and magic to our present moment. This is how liminal art starts conversation.

My work comes with a question (and an invitation to ask one’s own question): a specific invitation that only you can answer. Reach out to me to ask the question, and I will answer it. During these challenging and stressful times, I am seeking ways for my art to help relieve some anxiety, share some hope, and encourage art making through an opportunity to view art, pose questions, and share in dialogue. I want to interact with people who visit this blog to help start engaging conversations about art and encourage healing and new understanding though creative exchange. If you have a question, please ask it. Help liminal art bring conversation, imagination, and magic to our present moment.

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This is a photo of a sculpture with paper flowers that wrap a blue wheel that spins. The flowers are covered with a light dusting of snow which appears to be melting. This sculpture spins on its base and has a wind-up music box that plays the song Edelweiss. This piece shows how liminal art starts conversation. It raises the question, "Why?"