It’s still surreal to think that the artwork that I created within this last year — pouring my heart, soul and vulnerability out on to canvas — all made it on to the three walls in the Portal Crystal Gallery in Arlington, Mass last month.
I never even had the chance to dream that I would host my own solo art show because the invitation and the moment arrived so quickly and seamlessly.
Enter, my gratitude. I’m so grateful for Kyle and Nina at Portal for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to show my work. I’m so grateful to Lidia Scher for helping me to display the pieces. I’m so grateful to my friends and family who came to support me, and those who support me from afar.
On October 21, I cohosted the opening of my art show, beginning at noon. I did a live painting in the afternoon and entertained a reception in the evening.
I loved and was so grateful for the friends and family that came out to see me and the artwork.
My artwork is personal and experimental. Some of it is renders me vulnerable, as I am sharing my deepest yearnings, my pain and my bliss.
What I didn’t expect was for others to experience the energy of my paintings as deeply as I have. Whether the reactions emerge from the energy of the colors, the layers and textures, the words or the energy of the piece as a whole, I received how others received my work so deeply. And for that, I am honored.
These creative expressions are born from a desire to transmit something greater than me — something that wishes deeply to live out.
Art is healing. Giving visual presence to sensations allows me to work through emotions and thoughts when words don’t seem to come. It’s a primitive beauty, this communication through pictures. We communicate to others and, even more importantly, to ourselves through the making of images.
If you’re not able to make it to Arlington before the end of November, here’s a quick video tour I made of the show.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you friends, thank you family, thank you Universal Flow for opening my heart and life to these new experiences.