Statements : November / December 2012
Show : Tangible Evidence
Donaldson, IN 46513
JAN 26 - FEB 24, 3013
I recently came home to Michigan after twenty years away. I did not know how my life would
change. I did not know how my changing life would alter my creative path. I did not know that I would have to
go back to the garden, put my hands in the literal dirt, and begin again.
These artworks are then an emotional response to my return to and experience in the natural world.
They are metaphors for my Life pushing up and against itself in the process of re-discovery. They are the Tangible Evidence
of a journey taken in Mind, Spirit, and Body.
The sky in Iowa is open; you can see forever ... or until the next hill, whichever comes first. Around
my Michigan home, hill or no hill, I usually have to go find the sky. You might think that wouldn't matter, but
Connecting ones creative spirit with a new piece of earth and the world surrounding it is an awesome experience.
This is the adventure that pushes me forward and brings me to this current place, here and now, and in this moment.
And so the
process begins again. Art comes from life; life comes full circle.
© Susan M. Sutherland Barnes 11.2012