There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost.
Mary Zicafoose read this quote at the beginning of the ATA Workshop which she titled "Wake up Different!" For three days she gave us exercises to try different methods of understanding how to design, how to use color, how to get over our resistance to creating art.
We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.
Here are some photos I took at the ATB7 opening which occurred during Convergence.
Shimenawa for Puget Sound
ATB7, Marcia Ellis, WindSong
Mary Zicafoose, from her Chromosone Series,
at Tampa Airport
Sarah Swett, Blue Day
The ATB7 Catalog is wonderful! You can order it here. The works have such a human element this time, and such emotional force.