Abstrakt Gaze #4
When a friend recently said I was “fearless” after seeing a major shift in one of my paintings,
that set me on an internal journey.
My definition of fearlessness for an artist and a human, being;
Complete surrender surrounded by dense uncertainty.
There comes a moment when our internal gaze informs us
we need to step out of what is,
in search of what is possible.
Resplendent jeopardy of ruination awaits,
if we cower from the urge-
the abyss of mediocrity is ready to capture our fear,
and transform us into
denizens of the unknown.
Like the Phoenix
we rise from the ashes of our blind leaps –
golden egg in our heart
to place on the altar of creativity.
Other times we must take
those ashes and begin again.
The more often we trust those urges and step out
the easier it becomes to survive the catastrophes.
The magic of what is possible
is in the fearless leap.