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This Outdoor Series was created during the time that my Feral Child and Feral Woman were emerging. I had a claustrophobic time being inside anywhere…even my own house. I could only BREATHE outside. So I spent many days and nights outside. I moved my studio outside. I painted outside only. This series of paintings, I am convinced, cannot live indoors because it will choke the life out of them and they will die; so this series is prepared with heavy heavy sealants to live outdoors forever. I place each one very carefully in their “chosen” place. Each must be a compliment in the truest sense of the word to nature. You can never out-create nature. The series can be vibrant and subdued at the same time, depending on its environment. So once each has found their interconnected, noncompetitive place in the landscape, I watch. I enjoy watching these outdoor paintings live their life! How they communicate and play and change with the light, the blooms, the seasons! It is wondrous to witness! Their subtle variations and transformations are always perfectly, proportionately in sync with nature’s doings. Truly awesome! My ART has reached a Nirvana of sort in this context. It feels so right in my soul. Now you know why I must LIVE outdoors and garden and paint! I have never before felt such passion, such joy, and such inspiration! I continue to paint for this series.
I will continue to take photographs of these art pieces as they change, as different colored blooms come to surround them. You must see!
Thank you for looking and reading about this ongoing process of healing in my life. Please do comment, as I would love to hear how this effects the Beholder. Thank you.
Outdoor Art Series 1L Gate (description for context): to the immediate right of this piece is the trellis gate leading to the backyard gardens. And immediately right of that is the companion gate art piece flanking the other side. Growing and climbing up this art piece is ivy and a wisteria with silvery white/lavender flowers. To the left of the piece is a huge true red rhododendron bush/tree. And to the left of that, a twin royal purple rhododendron bush/tree. More toward the ground in this same area is green grass with assorted colorful wildflowers, and running perpendicular to the fence is a bed of large white daisies/yellow centers and yellow tulips.
I am just so grateful that I can SEE! That my vision returned from blindness, along with my color vision. That I am alive at all! A miracle and a blessing!