Less experience is sometimes better; it is difficult to fill a cup if it is already full. The artist who is proficient in oils or acrylics will find this experience to be new and exciting, while the beginner will have a childlike experience of surprise. For 20 years I have been painting these images and now as a teacher at St Peter’s Episcopal Delaware and the Atlantic Center for the Arts will provide an environment for others to have an experience of their own. Mixing dirt and mystery is amusing, every brush stroke reminds you of the moment in Genesis where breath and creation meet. Anything can happen. In the class, the painter gets to be the creator and created.
While the work is done in solitude and contemplation, we listen to our deep human interior dialogue. The practice crosses cultures and faith traditions. Million year old dirt is trapped and suspended in egg yolk (the raw potential for life), for me it is a symbol of my own relationship with God, I am trapped in God. The process is simple, moving paint. Imagine a small consciousness shift as we blur the lines between who we are as humans and who we are as divine light all because of paint?
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