Monday, May 19, 2008

Passion and Freedom

12 x 12 gallery wrapped canvas, heavy molding paste texture
Golden fluid acrylics

He sensed through passion he would find his freedom.

The only 'completely' free person, is the person who is free from their own self or their own weaknesses. Most of us suffer from our own inner tyrant, sub-personalities, moodiness, parts of ourselves that come up that are not our authentic self and behind these masks are our true free consciousness.
A willingness to be open.

To be free is to be the master of our own soul, our own life, our own destiny. We must exercise our free will. Those who are not free are those who willingly restrain their own thoughts. Sometimes we are so busy trying to change the world and each other that we lose our focus.

Find your own truth, live your own truth, dream and live a life of passion.

Socrates once said, "If you want to change the world, you have to change yourself first."

Live life passionately. Passion is not only about love, but about life.

Live your life in truth and real purpose.

My friends- I leave you with this quote:
"We must be the change, we wish to see in the world" -Mahatma Gandhi

Thank you for your kindness and sweet words. Now go out and make it a great day!

My other locale is here: "The Way I See It"


Nora said...

It's a beautiful work of art and they are beautiful words and i think I know what you mean by them, but to carry them out...full of good intentions, but...

I love the molded look and the colors, very nice, very nicely blended and very interesting to look at.

K Hutchinson said...

Holey catfish batman! This is stunning the textures the colors- gorgeous! Your words are always so inspiring and what I need to hear! I need to work on a canvas!

Carmen said...

Wow, this piece is absolutely amazing! I love it. The colors, textures, and vision are all so beautiful!



John M. Mora said...

Great piece. I like the four parts and how organic the symbols are - it feels human and "cave art" like, but more feminine and less violent since the icons used are botanical versus merely "the hunted."

The passion here is primitive yet here somehow civilized.

Good job also photographing the canvas. I can tell that the original must be tactile and glows.

I wonder how many typos are in this comment.....

Artists With Artitude said...

This is such timely advice for me; self-doubt prevents me from being totally free in my art. Thank you for spelling it out.

As John said, I like the textural richness of this piece, it looks as if it is jumping off the page. It is playful and yet well-stated.. My favorite part is the crackling effects :)

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Very good post. But sometimes I think it is in our most tortureous periods of self doubt that we create our most beautiful works.
Look at Vincent...
Sending you love, Nita

P.s I loved your painting

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Even when you doubt yourself create anyway..
I read this once can't remember where.
xoxo Nita

Cory said...

Now this is what I like....very nice piece, remainds me of a book I ask my students to read called FREE PLAY by Stephen Nachmanovitch. Easy read, not as hard as to pronounce his name.


Unknown said...

you always seem to have the wisdom i need at any given time and i am be free is to be master of our own soul...yes, thank you!
and you work is intriguing..i tried playing with molding paste once ...your work, use of colors, all really wonderful...
thank you again
~sue okieffe

lebanesa said...

which is the more powerful the image or the words? Incredible post, this one. So true and so inspiring. All I wonder is how to do it. I can make my resolutions, but I think I need guidance.
I can manage honesty and passion, but not so sure about truth and purpose. What a lovely thought to escape from the masks we have stapled onto ourselves as we grew up. So difficult to remove them now. Sometimes the mask has almost melded into the layers below.

lebanesa said...

return comment.. Your paint is delicious. Makes me envious. I do so struggle with paint.

Jean Levert Hood said...

This is an awesome piece.

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Thinking of you today.. xoxo Nita

Unknown said...

do be sure and let me know if you decide to drive up north :D

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

The problem with being the 15th commentor is that everyone else has pretty well covered what I would have said! This is a great painting, full of life with it's changing tones and textures yet beautifully balanced.
Good on you!
Thanks for the tip wit the band saw... I thought there had to be an easier option than a dremel with cutting blades lol!!

Michi Michaelson, Orange County, CA said...

Hi Andrea!

I LOVE this GORGEOUS piece of art!!!!! It is STUNNING!!!!!!!!

We probably met at the 6-class series of Tim Holtz Workshops at Stamping Details . . . that's the only class I've taken there! It was such a GREAT experience . . . I learned and enjoyed so much!

Have a GREAT week-end!!!!!

Gaby Bee said...

I agree with all the above comments - this is one very special piece of work.

Anonymous said...

Magnifique !



Zuzu's Blog said...

gorgeous gorgeous work

Anonymous said...

Stunning colours and textures! I love this!!!

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