Sometimes I wonder; Do I paint my own retina to fall asleep - and wake up - to...?

"When the soul wishes to experience something she throws an image of the experience out before her and enters into her own image."
(M. Eckhart)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Forever Unforgettable - An exhibition about alternative memorials

For me, this exhibition started soon after my mother died - so suddenly, so unexpected...leaving me in a state of 'WHAT??... what now..?
As a painter, I could only return to my paintings...where could I find her?
How could I express my grief...and yet, also my Hope... to find Solace...
I found my Solace - my Hope - in the painting 'Golden Leaf'... which in this context became 'Golden Leave'...
It was a painting I made during the transition of leaving Norway to go to marry, with her full blessing. A marriage she attended - and which became the last time we saw each other in person.
Tomorrow, 27th of October is her birthday... and as always, she is Unforgettable. 
 This exhibition is a 'wandering exhibition' -
And I thank my dear friend Ann Schmitz for sharing this experience of (also participating in) this exhibition with me.
(Ann Schmitz)

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