This line from a Rumi poem has long been with me, the lyrics and the metaphor:
"Out beyond there is a field of no right or wrong, I meet you there....."
Some years ago I had done a series of paintings in a collaboration with a poet friend writing down what he saw.
Now, July 2023, I was working on a series in acrylics, a new body of work, small 12x12" panels, working on more than one piece at the time to allow for fluidity and change, not getting stuck with one piece. I was experiencing a flowing of color and shapes, using new tools, new colors, a freedom of making decisions quickly and without fear - nothing to loose...
I was finished with the series and put it up in my studio to step back to evaluate what I had done, and discovered when I titled each piece, that I had made a story: the abstract paintings suggested landscape to me in a ephemeral way, like a birds eye view maybe?
Rumi and John Lennon's lyrics (Imagine there is no Heaven) I combined into a story of hope. for a better world.
here is the series:
"Imagine There Is"
"For All The People"
"It's Easy If You Try"
"No Right Or Wrong"
"I Meet You There"