original acrylic, pencil and pastel on stretched canvas 92 x 122 cm
There are some things I've learnt that I want to keep in the front of my mind - precious, hard worked for understanding - pieces of wisdom that I never want to lose. I've been daydreaming about how to preserve them, those things that have infused deep inside me.
I remember learning once that memories are stored deep in our bodies. And so I close my eyes and think what it would be like to inhale deeply - so deep that those memories were caught up by the breath, carried upward and outward and saved in beautiful, floaty outside of myself balloons.
Maybe then I would see them clearly, catching their string when they needed remembering, pulling them close to recall those gifts of wisdom life bestows.
From Before, For Now, tells that story - of taking what's inside and moving things around to make them more visible, more reachable, more ready.