This piece began in 2019 as an extension to an earlier work titled “”Made of Little Things””. I made many plans, but plans are fickle things and I set this one aside.
During the slowdown of 2020 while we all paused to reflect and open our eyes wide, as the worldI revisited this piece.
“”Standing with the Moon”” is influenced by many nights watching the moon, a poem I wrote called “”Little Seeds of Ideas”” and all the interconnectedness of my different art mediums. I see this as a reflection of all the complicated emotions, interests, lessons and so on, being held together in one individual. It reminds me to pause and breathe. To bask in the moment, while practicing patience.
“Little Seeds of Ideas” 2020
I stood in the light
Of the full moon
“what will become of this,
These little seeds of ideas in my hands?”
In the moons glow
I stood, reminding myself of this:
How the wild & wonderfuls of now,
Were once just little seeds of ideas themselves.
“so then,” I asked aloud
“Is it my joy and duty to watch these seeds grow?”
Her silent reply I imagined
“Indeed darling, indeed it is.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Located in Peoria, Illinois, Jaci Musec is a self-taught, female identifying artist. Using acrylic paint, fabric, thread, mixed media, poetry, water color, latex paint, found objects, canvas, brushes and her imagination, Musec has worked with themes of infertility, depression, anxiety, human connection, play and self- love since 2015. Musec exhibts throughout the Peoria region, including The Peoria Public Library, Illinois Central College and more. In 2020, she was selected as a Sky Art Peoria finalist.
Musec teaches workshops in her studio, with Big Picture Peoria and the Peoria Art Guild. Her art practice encompasses many areas of her life from mural painting to jewelry making, to spoken word performance, content creating, commissions and more. The art she creates is an explorative extension of my physical being in this world.
© Jaci Musec