Old Tapestry About Things I Cannot Change
photo paper collage and oil paint on canvas
48 x 48 in.
As I advance in age and the event of my mortality is undeniable, I become aware of the fact that death is not the end. There must be “something other” that cannot be found in any cognitive understanding. “I sense there is a life inside that is deep and wild and powerful, and connected to something vast” (Tracy Cohran). It is beyond the rush of life that carries me along like leaves on a stream. I am searching for clues on how to connect to that “something other.” I feel that there are hidden treasures there waiting to be discovered. This opening, the other kind of energy, is what I am searching for in my art. Beyond the exploration of the social concerns that preoccupy me, I am crossing over to another realm.
© Lea Goldman