This is a journey we travel alone and yet are completely connected. On a molecular level we are bursting with pulsating atoms of energy. We go about our daily lives feeling and absorbing many types of energies. Here I will be applying the written word to make sense of the intangible, wavering at times between what makes sense mentally and what the heart knows.
Many things can be a catalyst for experiencing our senses on a new level. A good book, a robin resting, a petal falling, morning dew drops, a beautiful song, a serene poem and even a painting that speaks to you. And it is the latter that I wish to investigate; the connection we can have with art. To do this I will be reflecting on paintings of mine. I plan to share my story, my struggles and thoughts behind the chosen artwork.
Interaction and feedback by you the viewer are most welcome, as each connection and interpretation is unique and I too hope to understand my paintings more by hearing how a painting resonates with you.
For the duration of 2020 I plan to regularly highlight a painting of mine. With more than a quarter of a century of artworks to choose from, the style and content will no doubt vary a lot. If you’d like to nominate a particular painting of mine for me to write about, just let me know. A full overview of my painting collection can be found on my website: www.oliviaokeeffe.com
This is a journey we travel alone and yet are completely connected. Lets enjoy the journey that this new year brings.