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Active Silence
Active Silence
Active Silence Gallery: Paintings on Canvas *NEW* Description: This layered art piece speaks to and through me as I engage with it and let it speak for itself. It was in these places in the outskirts of the Atherton tablelands and Kerala that I discovered another of my “thin places”. These are places where each layer becomes a refreshment that brought me true vitality through the healing art of attentiveness to the beauty and mystery of place. Thomas Merton clarifies it by saying that we are summoned likewise to attend the mysteries all around us and receive in the encounter all the peace and healing awaiting us there. Through the experience of tranquillity in these places there wasn’t any right or wrong only the whirling of the universe – baggage was left behind. Likewise, the silence in meditation while painting in and of these places with their multitude of living and growing things already full of activity, creates a peaceful zone and descends on my psyche as time becomes timeless. The challenge for us all is that we kill things around us even when we think we love and respect nature and life. This power to kill comes about simply by the way we live and in total innocence and ignorance which is the most disturbing symptom of our time.
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