Let Go, 11″x14″
This has been an exercise I’ve been working on for three years now and a new lifelong habit I’m working on. The meditation, “let go” has lead me down a path of my insecurities, my triggers, my fears, and the things that shame me. I have spent years journaling, and writing lists of where I picked these bags up. Some of it is baggage my parents gave me, some if it is from teachers, from past boyfriends, from friends, from unspoken social pressure. I’ve made a personal “baggage map” if you will, and I am systematically evaluating each piece of baggage and asking myself, “where did I get this from? Who gave it to me?” I then evaluate if I trust the source, and more importantly, is it worth my time to continue carrying it? Usually, the answer is no. A recent example of this, is I just got a second piercing. This is something I always wanted one, but someone once told me, “Second piercings are not elegant, they are not ladylike.” That is a small, silly, stupid little piece of baggage I have carried for over ten years. This year I let go of it and got a second piercing.
The thing you will find with the meditation, “Let Go” is it will surprise you. Pieces of baggage will pop up all the time, insecurities, triggers, baggage you may not have even known you’ve been carrying will come out of nowhere. In those moments I invite you to evaluate the source and if it’s a piece of baggage you want to keep. If not, I invite you to join me and “Let Go.” To view all of the works in the Meditation Series, click here.
There are five, limited edition, ‘Let Go’ works for sale. Each piece varies slightly depending on how the gold moves upon application each piece is 8″x10″ framed to 11″x14.” These works are plaster, gold leaf, on 300 pound cold pressed 100% pure cotton fiber paper. Pre-order now for FREE SHIPPING on May 1, 2020 for US domestic orders. Please send an email to [email protected] to inquire about availability.
Each piece is a limited edition work. There are only five of each Meditation in existence. Each piece is plaster, 24k gold leaf, on 300 pound cold pressed 100% pure cotton fiber paper. The gold is one of my signature elements and thus it was essential that it had a presence in this series. Gold covers a rectangular portion of the paper serving as the background of the text. As with all of my works, infusing light into every piece and every space is my mission. Due to the dynamic nature of gold these works change dramatically depending on the lighting in the space, but it is always adding light. Catching your eye as you glance across a space and directing your attention to the raised, three-dimensional, plaster text. Each piece may vary slightly depending on the way the gold moves in any particular application.
This series is very personal to me. I practice repetition of certain phrases throughout the day. When I find myself in different situations I meditate on these phrases. Each phrase serves in different capacities, to learn more about what a particular phrase means to me, simply click that piece.
These works are different from my previous works. This was intentional. I spent months playing with these phrases, integrating them into different canvas works in various capacities from spray paint, to continuous line script, to multi-dimensional works that layered text and paint in an abstract work. None of them served the narrow purpose I wanted them to convey. In all previous iterations the meditations got lost, which is the opposite of the intended effect. These meditations are supposed being to catch your attention and remind you to meditate on the words.
These words were too important to get lost in abstract expression. As you explore each meditation I ask that you focus on your breathing. Slow down and breathe deeply. To view all of the works in the Meditation Series, click here.