My practice has its roots in expressive art making, in speaking with and through images, and the spontaneous creation of pictures, words and sounds. The urge to create is universal and cyclical. The creative cycle connects moments throughout the day as we make, pause, rest, and make again. The cycle links our waking moments with our sleeping ones through dream work. The creative cycle provides a connection to those around us when we share our work, and speak of it, when our work responds to other work. The cycle must allow for seasonal variations so we do not burn out or wear out.
There are times when we fill our creative well with the waters of others work, our own dreams, experiences with nature and our surroundings. Then we incubate these elements in preparation of the birth of projects and ideas. Then we reach the zenith point, then comes the time for our projects to die back like summer plants in winter. Clarissa Pinkola Estés describes this process in The Creative Fire. At the moment I am working on various projects and daily drawing allows me to stay connected to the process, and is a thread between the inner world of thoughts and ideas, and the outer world of events and connection.