New Work: There Is Strength & Wisdom In Freedom

It’s been 3 weeks and over 100 hours I’ve spent with this 30×40 wrapped canvas and yet the title and story still remain elusive. I’m finding that my work has taken on more of a visual storytelling aspect of late bringing symbolism and messages to those who need to witness and ‘see’ them in the manner they are to be perceived and taken in by the viewer.

Kimberly painting in the studio

I do enjoy this kind of creative work or perhaps creative storytelling the most and through the process of working with this piece I’ve come to be really in awe of the visual power art can have and the story the work is meant to communicate. I’ve also been working on being more aware and intuitive while working on a piece like this. It’s hard listening to the direction of the unseen and honoring the requests bubbling up from one’s soul and birthing them to life.

Even so, I also know it’s a matter of trusting in myself and honoring the visual unfurling of the story and messages. When it’s time, my own narrative will be added to this piece as will yours. We just need to respect the little nudges to be still, silent, and to listen in order to receive our edition the story wants us to know for our own soul’s ever-unfolding legend.

©2021 Kimberly McGuiness

I invite you to take some time to look at the image and to listen to what this piece has to share with you. What words come up? Are there any specific emotions you feel when looking at this piece? Is there a message, a memory, or a visual image that comes to mind? Do you feel a sense of place when looking at this image? Take time to add your thoughts to your journal whatever it may be for you to get it on a page. Messages, visual symbols, emotions, and memories we each see and take in things differently, and though we may not understand and may even question them at the time, trust in the knowledge of what is meant just for you.

Materials used, 30×40 wrapped canvas, acrylic, ink, gelatos.