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Each word is shaped by the meaning that it holds.
A word has a weight and a form.
It can be obscure or transparent.
With curiosity it is possible to see into it and sense its many lifetimes.
A word rarely stands alone but reflects the context in which it is placed.
Words are vehicles of travel
carrying us towards understanding.
Today Sae 'n' I ventured out onto the street, far from our stomping grounds, looking to find who know's what.
We took with us a CONTACT map and gallery names but never found any.
The bus was crowded and hot and we couldn't remember where we were or why we were there.
Sometimes everything we need is right in front of us.
Returning to our familiar was a great relief.
Marina writes: "'Anatomy of a Soul' was born out of solitude and self reflection.
The skeleton is a form that supports and moves me through life.
My intuition, which I rely on to be my sight and guiding light,
is felt deeply in my gut and pelvis, that is where I placed eyes.
My heart, an organ I associate with deep states of anxiety,
love, empathy - that is why I placed bursts of colour,
delicate butterfly wings and soft flower petals, in the chest.
These are my first collages.
They document an exploration and discovery
of what lives inside my soul."
Trying to find the story
as it enters from the outside in
If it comes in I will find it.
A moving stream full of images.
One floats to the surface and lets me catch it.
That one image holds a memory of the whole.
If I can begin with that slippery fish
it will lead me through to an ending.
It is always surprising
and always known.
Sometimes we cannot initiate.
Sometimes we do not want to do what we are asked to do,
or we cannot decide what of all the things we think we must do
that we can do.
We are surrounded by movement.
Simple, mundane tasks require our attention.
They insure that we continue to engage.
We must only agree.