Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. ~ Marianne Williamson
Just when I thought I didn't have anything more to say about Corn, I was asked to participate in a three woman show come January 2017. I was asked if I would be interested in creating some new Corn pieces for the show.
I said yes, all the while thinking I'm done with Corn, why am I saying yes?
Well it turns out I'm not done with Corn. The subconscious wants what it wants, and it was clearly wanting Corn.
Yesterday I managed to purchase the stretched canvas upon which my new pieces shall be mounted, and for a really good price.
Upon that purchase all sorts of imagery of finished pieces popped into my head. This time I'm going for a more earthy approach, using actual soil, clays, ochers, and earth pigments in combination with indigo, rust, and natural dyes (yes I'll be dyeing with corn husks, leaves, cobs, etc, with just a touch of digitally printed fabrics that lends to the modern digital tech age today's farms are becoming!