“Territory is but the body of a nation. The people who inhabit its hills and valleys are its soul, its spirit, its life.” – James A. Garfield
There are times in your life when you need to set boundaries to protect your territory—your soul. The soul is a vessel that contains your innermost thoughts, dreams and beliefs. When you let down your guard, you expose your soul to the elements of the world. To be vulnerable can be both beautiful and frightening.
This painting Territory is an illustration of layers leading to an undiscovered realm in our souls. The colored coats of paint are fragmented, as they peel away from the surface to unveil a cache of possibilities.
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If you look between the layers of colors and patterns in this painting you can see a wild forest of memories that describes an artist’s personal journey.
Many of us keep a journal or diary of our intimate thoughts and reflections about life. Sometimes there are just no words to describe a feeling or emotion. As an artist becomes one with the paint brush and canvas, a display of his reflections and memories emerge… a moment frozen in time forever. Just as a song-writer pens a classic, an artist paints his memoir. Each splash of paint is with purpose and meaning. Often times his expressions are hidden behind the layers.
What are you reflecting on these days? What colors would you choose for all the adjectives in the diary of your life?
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