I'm walking on the beach with my daughter and niece, collecting shells. As the girls delight over intact shells, I'm drawn to the broken ones. There is so much to love about the variety of the broken ones, just the way they are. I hold one in my hand getting to know its sharp points and smooth edges while I keep searching. After recognizing the pattern of how I am in fact seeking out flawed shells, I hold a piece of a whelk and silently acknowledge: "You are part of something beautiful." Hoping this message will sink into my own heart as well.
The sea oats stand by and witness my morning beach reflections. I pause, with the ocean at my back, looking out at the sea oats. I want to capture this moment. I want my art to hold space for the beauty of imperfection.
This accepting attitude is one which continues to breathe energy, courage, trust, freedom and movement into my work. No part of me says, "I will perfectly capture this." or "I know exactly how this will turn out."
My intention in my creativity is to embrace the imperfection and beauty of life. By doing this, repeatedly, I find so much joy. What I hope for you is that you will hold all of the imperfect parts of yourself with compassion and know that you are also part of something beautiful.
Witnessing Beauty I, II, III, IV 24" x 24" , 24" x 24", 24" x24", 24" x24: (Series available to purchase, For sale individually or as a series, contact artist for details.)