Words are powerful. In an age of social media, blogging and the internet in general, words are used constantly. They are used as weapons, and as healing salve. Words are encoded in us, it is my feeling. Meaning, I cannot express this with accuracy but with an inner knowing, that our being is encoded with some kind of alphabet. When I rub my eyes, I see all kinds of alphabets, signs, symbols; small hieroglyphics. I feel that when we use words, and knowing or not knowing, their power goes out into the ether, and the collective consciousness or unconsciousness and creates a kind off accelerationism and creates more of what is contained in the meaning of the words. When the words are used, in printed, published matter, whether in book form, blog form or the ubiquitous form of social media, the words take their place in the minds of the reader, and the power of the reader’s consciousness is beamed out into the cosmos and increases the intent exponentially. When we see acceleration in events, perhaps this form of using words should be considered. I am saying, use words carefully. Use words and actions to create a new paradigm and tear down the old paradigms; not through destruction, but through construction. Construction of new paradigms begins when the old outworn patriarchal systems fall away through disempowerment. It is vital we use words to disempower the systems that oppress us.
When creating images, create them with the same thoughts in mind. Use images to create a new paradigm. Whether it is to create a feeling a peace in an otherwise challenging world, or to illustrate a powerful message of hope in action.
Within my art practice, I use words as under-painting. The intent is thus contained within the image and thereby further empowers and encodes it. The painting is used as a kind of vehicle in the acceleration of form. Taking the form of the painting and asking it to manifest in ‘reality’. Creativity is powerful and it is a rebellious act in a world of neo-liberal, patriarchal values, which only wants to see us working to conform and uphold the status quo. The sacred feminine is needed right now, for women and men. I have a son and a daughter. I create images of the sacred feminine archetypes, to, in my own way create a new paradigm for both my children and of course for myself. Creativity is power.