30x40 Acrylic/ Canvas/ Art Resin/ Glitter/ Gems/ Mirror - Ready to hang.
For my first birthday my husband and I spent as a couple, he gifted me the Taschen book Expanding Universe. It is a giant, deep blue coffee table book of photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope. It was a fitting gift- our entire life together has been about navigating the pitfalls and highs of our shared and individual movement into expansion and alignment.
I remember being in a Bikram Yoga savasana, on my stomach, in 2012. I was gazing out the window at a woman in a white mini dress and giant, electric blue, fringe cowboy boots with big, sparkling white stars on them. She was a traveling teacher named Lisa. Beautiful, magic, like a bright shining star just shooting by me as I died dead on the other side of the glass in the intensity of that heat. She looked like stardust floating through daylight.
“I wish I was daylight and stardust” I was thinking as I watched her - practically holographic in my dizziness- prance across the parking lot, like some sort of unattainable magic - a freedom I could only observe, not experience. For the first half of my life so far, I thought everything I’ve ever loved or wanted to be was something far separated from within me. Or that’s how I perceived it all. I was wrong about that.
If I’m experiencing another person or painting or story in front of me as freedom and magic, it is because I too am freedom and magic. If I can see it - that is because I am it. Not the other way around. It has been a steady shift for several years - of experiencing life from the inside out, instead of the outside in.
I love tears for fears and the way they sing about how there's a room where the light won’t find you. “Definitely been there” I laughed to myself, humming along to the song as I stared down at this canvas, obsessed with the alignment of every individual line making up the entire portrait.
This art is a mirrorball holographic glitter firework of light - loudly here and in place to even for an instant, balance out the depths of erosion and shadow that each of us is experiencing at this time, in this construct of society, as something outside of our own thoughts.
My only job is to be well enough to create an experience of lightwork that tells a story of alignment and change - even if it can feel like the basic principles of everyday structure are crumbling all around us. What if we knew everything was always in perfect order? What if we knew nothing was ever at stake? What would we do? Where would we go? What would we say, and to whom?
I hope you catch your own reflection in the stars that illuminate this portrait of alignment and inclusion often. I hope you catch all of the magic you observe and remember that it isn’t separate from you, it is you showing you the information of who and what you are.
It is in the vision, and knowing, that our worlds expand. Through daylight, as stardust.
You are the lightwave.