Liminal Space Art Blog
"With dawn of the new year on the horizon, I resolved to exert my will on the world." -Holly Black
Making a Lazy Susan for a Sculpture
Making a lazy susan for a sculpture can fascinate the viewer and capture them in the “Right Now.” The lazy susan in this image gives the artist and art appreciator the chance to spin a 3D creation and view it at all angles. This sparks conversation, imagination, and a sense of magic in the viewer and creator.
Liminal 3D Assemblage Lamp
This Liminal 3D Assemblage Lamp uses past experiences to recreate a tangible memory of my mother. I titled this piece “Charisma” because my mother had charisma along with unique tastes and a sophisticated, Victorian flare. She’d love this lamp and the ways it shows that I have inherited her creative spirit. It would have been front and center in our home. She would have told everyone how beautiful it was. I sense how proud she is of me.
Liminal Art Starts Conversation
The paper flowers that wrap around this sculpture are meant to evoke a feeling of life bursting from the earth in spring. They 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?”
Time for Old Me and New Me
I made a sculpture about Old Me and New Me. It began with a small wooden box. It became a voice for who I was and who I now am. There is a bud inside the box, and it represents the unfurling of new thoughts, beliefs, and convictions lying within me and on the precipice of being released. There is also a burgeoning flower in the box, and it represents the unfolding of my mind. This unfolding is a flourishing of what was once buried. “Old Me” and “New Me.”
Art and Liminal Space
Liminal Space Art is a book about liminality expressed through words and paintings of collage artist, Alisa E. Clark.
3D Liminal Self-Portrait
I needed a way move through time and space to tell this part of my story. It required portals: doors, sky, air, water, and a way to move in and out of a space. This made experimenting with 2D and 3D expressions of these gateways wholly necessary. This is my “old style” mixed with a new execution.
Painting Unexpected Choices on Our Canvas
I paint unexpected choices on my canvas. This collage of exotic fish swimming in strange, magical, deep waters creates a sense of mystery. It opens the door for the viewer to ask questions. Each unexpected choice is an invitation that sparks conversation.
Painting Inner Experience Within a Liminal Space
I draw a door from my childhood home, and I tuck it away in the shadows of my work. It represents yesterday. I add some birds. They are me, today. I include some words about my hopes and fears for tomorrow. Liminal art, my art, rides the tension created by the movement of time.
I Know the Truth
The surface of my canvas teems with fish, crawling insects, the turning colors of leaves, floating bubbles of air, deep blue waters, thoughts, and memories. Here, nature and memory anchor me. I find my center. Creative process is my peace. Art frees me from within the liminal experience. I know the truth about who I am because I paint.
Looking Around in Liminal Places
We cannot go backwards or forwards from the in-between spaces we find ourselves: the liminal spaces that can be an uneasy and disquieting place for many. This blog is about embracing the liminal “Right Now” with a quiet ease.