Our Lenten Artist Erin Coleman-Cruz.
"Points of Light"
Sanctuary Art for Mount Tabor in the season of Lent/Easter 2015
"Our sufferings do not magically end; instead we are able to wisely alchemically recycle them. They become the abundant waste that we use to make new growth possible." – bell hooks*
Points of Light explores a liminal landscape and union that lies between lived experience and inner emotional journeying. The emotional landscape in the work relies on the metaphor of a tear as a physical manifestation of emotion. If the salinity of the body—and thereby the make-up of tears—is akin to that of an ocean, metaphorically the body is part emotional sea. Tears are fleeting phenomena and tears are the opportunity to witness emotions manifested as tiny, salty droplets. When the tears have fallen, they collect into a sea that dries up, and the salt from the fallen tears crystallize, leaving evidence of the emotion that spilled forth in a process called efflorescence. The accumulated efflorescence becomes both the map and the landscape and is then documented by blueprints of the inner emotional landscape. Read More
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