Walking in a Strong Wind


"Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do to stay in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!"
~Lewis Carol


I am in a strange, yet familiar, place, a "space in between", with ideas swirling and wondering at everything. This is a mental place that I find myself in when I know that I am on the brink of something...new ideas, breakthroughs, revelations. So it is exciting and a bit fearful all at once.

The mixed media drawings above are from a series called Walking in a Strong Wind. I made them about 7 years ago, when I was in another one of these spaces in between, in Grad. School for painting. Obviously the series is a metaphor for my own struggle with many of the huge ideas that we all either dance with or spend effort running from.
I admit that these drawings are a bit heady, well that's Grad. School for you isn't it! But the ideas that I was working with still resonate with me and I find myself coming back to this series whenever I am again at one of these in between places.