Time is self-evident in the natural world. The sun rises and sets, the moon has its cycles, as well as the seasons of the year. Of course, we can break this all down to seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years etc. But what I find most important is that moment where you can be fully present for just that moment before you move to the next moment. In that moment my breathing slows down and I begin to fully be aware of the beauty I see and feel around me. Taking in the experience of that moment through all my senses.
This has been especially true in these past 10 months considering the chaos in the world, let alone those usual everyday personal stresses that we all encounter. Because of this pandemic, it has allowed me to slow down and be in the moment. It is a practice, stopping, slowing down the breath, thoughts, actions and being still and in that moment. Just being.
I began preserving those moments of meditative contemplation for my own wellbeing and that of the viewer. Places to just be, while taking it all in.
Most of the paintings in this exhibit were created during the last 10 months, from capturing the last bit of winter through the bright sun of summer.