Happy Solstice, everyone. I don't know about you, but right now I am longing for peace. It's been a challenging year on so many levels, and holiday madness on top of all of it is feeling like a no-go for me. Last night I lit some candles and tried to recenter. To focus on generating more compassion, more strength, and, please please, a bit of peace.
Sue Williams A'Court's work is really fitting the bill for me today. It is so very quiet, winter paletted, and elegant. Her landscapes have a masterful intricacy to them, but the floating, dense emblems rendered on top make the pieces feel like objects for focus and meditation. Her artist's statement says
"...The form, composition and materiality are meticulously constructed to summon a state of mind rather than a specific location. Central to the work is an exploration of the human desire for solace in 'numinous' experience within a reductionist secular context..."
And that really resonates with me. I hope during this longest night of the year, you have your own moment of numinous solace. Wishing you light, gentleness, and beauty this holiday season.