Emotional/the Heart Space

 

 

The Heart has always held a special interest to me in its artistic, poetic, and spiritual expressions.  Since 2012, I have focused on using my painting for my own [he]art therapy, and honed in on the Heart for my painting inspiration.  As a recreation assistant leading senior citizens who have Alzheimer's and Dementia, I shared multitudes of joy and love, but I also experienced varying degrees of grief and loss. Being connected to my own support systems was imperative in my own health and well being.  Letting things go or "die" in order to move forward in the continuum of life is a continual theme I return to.   I excitedly added to this series with some inspiration I gained while working through my wholehearted journey of health and wellness. Some things that influenced me in this time included the books Rest: Restoring the Soul by Restoring Sabbath by Mark Buchannan, Tending the Heart Fire by Shiva Rea and The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown, practicing yoga, and re-visiting some Jim Dine paintings focused on the Heart.  I intentionally worked on architectural salvage to continue the themes of restoring and renewing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

                   

                 

                   

                    Floating on a Pink Cloud

                         Oil on Salvaged Window

                         20 x 28 inches

                         2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

      

                 heART Therapy

                   Oil on Salvaged Window

                        26 x 28 inches

                        2013-2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

                             

                Fellowship of the Hearts

                   Oil on Salvaged Window

                      24 x 24 inches

                      2013-2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

       

                      Let it Die

                     Oil and Leaves on Salvaged Window

                     28 x 30 inches

                     2013-2014

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              Follow Your Heart

                   Oil and Leaves on Salvaged Window

                         22 x 24 inches

                         2013-2014

RMC

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