The past 34 days have been the richest blessing.
I am looking forward to moving on to new projects and new work but I have to confess I am also mourning the end of this exhibition. Today I will be removing the work from the gallery walls, handing over purchased pieces and figuring out where to tuck the rest at home. The 18" Journey took over my life and it feels rather odd to have to say goodbye. It's time to sort through the piles of paper and art supplies, reorganize, regroup, and spend some dedicated time in reflection and evaluation. It's time to move on.
It has been an honour and a privilege to share this body of work with all those who took it in. The venue to connect with so many beautiful souls is one of the biggest elements of this exhibition that I will miss. I am humbled to have had so many of you share how deeply the work resonated with you. It has proven to me that art truly does tear down walls and through vulnerability we can become more authentically connected.
I have learned so much this past month... things that have made a significant impact in me. To have been poured into with so much love, support and encouragement is nothing that I could have predicted or even hoped for. Please know that every word, note, message, social media interaction, attendance at an event, and purchase of artwork has not been taken for granted- it has been a beautiful and unexpected gift. I feel there is so much to say but I find myself at a loss for how to adequately express my gratitude and to put this entire experience into words...
I think that means it's time to get back into the studio.