citra solv collage

In the Marketplace of Life

marketplace

Citrasolv collage and ink (Uniball Signo Broad white pen) on w/c paper, 10 X 11″

The worker carves his way into a livelihood behind some curtain, while the priestess wends her way through life’s marketplace laying on hands, offering pinches of herbs and incantations to smooth the sharp corners of life. 

There are those who languish behind bars and need a stronger medicine, stronger than kind words or thoughts.  They long for the tsunami or tornado to release dark forces and lift their bars once and for all.  

Freedom for all or for none.

Such magic happens when we splatter this natural cleaner, Citra solv (concentrated form) on National Geographics and watch the clay based inks dissolve the images, partially or completely. The partial images start to tell an new story that we’ve never heard/seen before.  It’s a way of moving aside a curtain to take a peak at the unconscious mind’s storehouse, a heady blend of images/memories strung together into a unique necklace of intuitive wisdom.

In case you’re interested in trying this, you can’t usually buy Citra solv at the art supply store.  Try your natural foods store in the cleaning supply area.

I am of two minds

twominds

acrylic and Citra solved collage on w/c paper, 10 X 11″

I am of two minds.

I am of the mind that looks into dark spaces and shines light there.

I am of the mind that rests in darkness, seeing the light outside while not feeling a part of it.

And where these two meet I am of the mind of the explorer scaling dangerous peaks to discover the region where darkness meets light and the two sides finally know each other.